2 May 2011

High winds cause problems in upper North Island

7:02 am on 2 May 2011

High winds caused some problems in the upper North Island on Sunday.

The Fire Service said a large tree fell on an unoccupied holiday home in Mangawhai, north of Auckland.

In the Waikato town of Te Aroha a sleep-out was blown off its foundations, while in Kaipara firefighters helped nail down a roof that was threatening to lift from a house.

There are other reports of trees blowing down and powerlines arcing.