Fortunately the above tree, a very short distance from the previous one,
was undamaged and so survived.
Regrettably, however, this photogenic specimen appears to be dying for some reason.
Only when I saw the 5.30pm news on TV3 this evening
was I made aware of serious damage to approximately six roofs
in Brown Street.
Hopefully all have been repaired by now, and that no one injured.
Other parts of the country were not so lucky.
Thanks to the excellent radio and tv coverage,
we were able to see or hear what was happening nationwide throughout the day and evening.
At 10pm yesterday, the storm had passed away to the N.W. and N.
and there was hardly a 'puff' of wind!
Today, Tuesday, was a brilliant sunny day, and most things were back to normal.