Flooding has forced transport officials to close Tamaki Drive in east Auckland as gales and torrential rain batter the upper North Island.
The wild weather is being fuelled by ex-tropical cyclone Ita which has been pushing heavy rain across the North Island. (source: NZ herald)
To all marina users
We have our whole team out now checking lines, fenders and covers and making sure that we all get through this ghastly day safely.
We have replaced some lines and checked all boats, and will continue to do so until the day settles down (as promised by the weather forecasters).
Have a safe and happy Easter weekend