We couldn't sleep last night due to the huge storm over the whole North Island. This morning, we found our fence completely flattened at the front of the house. True, the posts were in a sorry state already - but I'll blame the gale force winds for pulling them out entirely.
And the good thing for me is that I don't have to go to work today. State Highway 2 is still closed, and my boss was told by the Civil Defense guy that I wouldn't get through at all. No mention of the possiblity of taking the train to work instead - but then the trains weren't working at 9am this morning, and might not be still.