Yesterday, we had very strong gusts and a number of tree fell, including this one, which apparently fell right behind a moving car. The story of this tree made national news. It was something of a landmark at the corner of Collingwood and Hardy Street.
There were several power surges in the afternoon. The pipeline below the Tantragee water treatment plant was lost and we need to conserve water by 70%. Meg reckons we'd better boil our water before we drink it, too.
Nothing dramatic happened at our house, though at around 4PM Meg rang me at work because she'd never felt the whole house shake because of wind. Elsewhere on the North Island and in Marlborough, there have been more serious flooding and landslides.
This morning, it's eerily still. Reminded us of typhoons back home, but at least in Nelson, it was a short storm.
EDIT: Sorry for the confusion. I found a clip on TV Three News site that didn't work for me. Now I found it on YouTube, so here it is. Notice when the car stops!