18 Sep 2023

Winds reach 246km/h in the North Island

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 18 September 2023

People across the North Island are picking up the pieces after gale force winds reaching up to 246 kilometres per hour tore through the country Roofs were lifted, windows smashed and powerlines knocked out, with Fire and Emergency attending 164 callouts between Wellington and Taupo Sunday night.

Over 2,000 houses are still without power in the lower North Island.

Reporter Niva Chittock spoke to Corin Dann.