ANNETTE LAMBLY / Fairfax NZ
A Vector lines worker repairs powerlines in Muriwai after gales struck Auckland and Northland.
Wind whips around the Westhaven foreshore with the Auckland Harbour Bridge in the background.
Sand blown from Auckland's Kohimarama Beach piles up on Tamaki Drive.
A rainbow stretches over Auckland city following rain and gale winds.
CALM: Tania Maguire cradles her baby, Taryn, who was born in the backseat of a car after they became trapped between a fallen tree and down power lines in the Coromandel during the storm.
ROOFLESS: A large portion of Jim and Margaret Te Tuhi's house was blown into a neighbouring property after heavy winds battered the Northern Wairoa region.
Two people had a lucky escape from a car stuck in flood water at Titoki, about 30 kilometres west of Whangarei, on Mangakahia Valley Rd.
Even the weather didn't stop Wynn Shergold from his morning walk in Orewa, north Auckland.
A boat lies submerged at its pier in Opua.
Trees blown down by the wind cover the road in Waipu.
A tree blown over by high winds near Waipu.
Whangarei Falls in full fury following more than 100mm of rain overnight in its Tikipunga-Glenbervie catchment area.
A tree felled by the storm overnight in Maire St Whangarei.
A truck, rolled in the high winds on SH1, north of Wellsford.
Flooding to the east of Vinegar Hill Rd in north Whangarei.
A sunken yacht at Paihia marina.
Storm damage in Moore Rd Pipiwai, Northland.
A tree over the road, SH12 just north of Kai Iwi lakes turnoff, near Dargaville.
The Stone Store Basin at 7.30am after some 90mm of rain fell during the night.
A tree felled by wind in Whitford Rd, Howick, Auckland.
A swollen river in Kawakawa.
A MetService rain radar image from 7.43am shows heavy falls over Auckland and the southern Waikato.
A tree landed in a pool after high winds in Massey, West Auckland.
A boat battles its way up the Waitemata Harbour in the strong winds battering Auckland's East Coast.
Birds battle stinging sand, large waves and the howling wind at Mission Bay on Auckland's East Coast.
An exciting start to the school break for siblings Nathan and Izzy Turner, as a large tree blocks the road outside their home in Ruatangata near Whangarei.
A large macrocarpa uprooted by high winds blocks traffic in both directions in Ruatangata near Whangarei.
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