Ouch. I hope that there aren’t any or even not too many injuries. I’ve just been looking at the weather outside across the harbor and saying that it was that weird warmish with the classic Auckland vertical river rain. Then this news came in.
Those wee twisters in the north of Auckland are a pain. I remember one exploding a shack that we’d built up at the farm near Puhio in the late 70’s. They aren’t uncommon around Auckland as the old ARC points out here.
But I have to request that this government does not send any of their inept ministers up here to take over their fiefdom. We are finally rid of Rodney Hide, the author of the super shitty. And we don’t want to suffer the fate of Christchurch.
A roof has collapsed at a mall in the Auckland suburb of Albany and the building is being evacuated, reports say. Police have confirmed injuries in the area.
Samantha Davey from Albany Optometrists said it appeared that part of the roof at the neighbouring Albany Mega Centre had been torn away.
“We are a bit above the mall, looking down from our building we can see part of the mall roof is gone,” she said.
“It looks like it’s the bit behind Number 1 shoe Warehouse but our building is a bit above on Corinthian Drive so it’s hard to tell.
15:38 The bridge looks to running (I can see it).
And there is video