Live updates: weather lashes north

03:27, Jun 11 2014
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Tree down over the road in Devonport, North Shore.
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A trimaran blown off its cradle in Devonport, North Shore.
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A tree down on a car on Great North Road, near Western Springs, Auckland.
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Damage at the Thirsty Dog pub in central Auckland.
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Blown out window at Stuff's Auckland office.
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A tree and power pole were taken down by the wind, blocking Firth St in Hamilton.
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Large tree down blocking Wendover Rd, Glendowie.
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Tree down at Kelston, Auckland.
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Tree down in Herne Bay.
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Car damaged by a falling branch, Princess St, Auckland.
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Civil Defence Staff cordon off Old Titirangi Road in West Auckland.
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Damage to Grant Solley's West Auckland property after a tree was brought down by the winds.
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These cars escaped serious damage from a blown down tree in Roland Hill Rd, West Auckland.
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The storm brought down this gum tree down across Boyd Rd, in Waikato.
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The storm took the roof off this Waihi Beach house.
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Laingholm, in West Auckland, was hit badly. The storm brought down trees across houses and fences.
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Damage in Orewa.
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Kris Fannin fixes up a tent at the Fieldays near Hamilton, which was blown down by strong winds over night.
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Cox's Bay Reserve in Auckland's Herne Bay.
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Trees down on Scenic Drive in Titirangi.
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"Found this outside our driveway this morning," says Campbell Grieve, who lives in Auckland's Avondale.
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Trees down at Westlake Girls High School on Auckland's North Shore.
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Storm damage at Omaha Beach.
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Damage to a van outside a house in Mt Roskill.
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A 15 metre gum tree fell on Robyn Whittaker and Mike Schultze’s roof in Rodney.
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Workers clean up on Auckland's Great North Road.
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A tree swallows up two cars in Devonport.
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Absinthe Lucas and dad, Jamie, make the most of water in Kaiapoi.
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Bernadette Thomas surveys her garage after heavy rain flooded Kaiapoi.
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Tree down at a non-display area in Auckland Zoo.
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Lines down in Titirangi, Auckland. Pedestrians had to crawl under the tree.
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"How close was this? If the tree had fallen the other way then say goodbye to our roof!" said Brett Ihaka of Titirangi.
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A falling tree damaged the roof of this North Shore house and destroyed the clothes line.
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Power lines down on the road in Henderson.
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A pine tree branch fell on power lines on Auckland's North Shore.
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A boat grounded at the North Shore end of Auckland's Harbour Bridge.
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Davies, 11, in front of the roof of his home which blew off in high winds at Wainui in the Rodney District.
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Bridge washed out on Grays Road, Amberley.

Winds in the upper North Island this morning reached tropical cyclone levels, gusting up to 170kmh, bringing down trees, cutting power and damaging properties.

We have the latest updates below on what's happening as Auckland and Waikato clean up, and the storm moves south.

* Winds reached up to 170kmh in Auckland.

* A 12-year-old girl was rescued from a flooded river in Blenheim after being swept away while walking to school.

* A 14-year-old Auckland boy was briefly hospitalised after the roof of his bedroom collapsed.

* Tens of thousands of customers are still without power.

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* Heavy rain warning in place for Western Bay of Plenty including Rotorua, Gisborne and Hawke's Bay as storm moves south.

* Flooding is affecting Hamilton and roads near Thames. Slips have closed the coast road north of Thames.

* Read the full story here, or a summary of what you need to know here.

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