Photos: Autumn storm causes damage across New Zealand

The April storm produced tornadoes, severe winds with gusts reaching 213km/h, thunderstorms and heavy snowfall. See the scale of the storm in photos.

A tree downed in Titirangi by the storm overnight. Photo: Twitter /

A reader sent this image, saying the tree just outside of Albany fell onto power lines and smashed a police car, leaving officers uninjured but severely damaging the vehicle. Photo: Supplied / Dean Cottle

A tree at One Tree Hill that was brought down by the storm.

The Tasting Room in Sandringham. Photo: RNZ / Sharon Brettkelly

Snow in National Park Village the day after the storm passed through, bringing tornadoes that tore houses apart.

One of the houses behind the cordon in National Park village with its roof torn off. Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

Hanmer Springs‘s snowscape. Photo: Hurunui District Council.

Emergency workers in National Park Village

A tree that was downed by the storm in Grey Lynn.

Snow in Arthur‘s Pass. Photo: Peter Neal.

The Artists Studio Collective on the corner of Hopetoun Street and Ponsonby Road is taking clean up into their own hands, sawing up a dangerous tree when the fire service was too busy to help. Photo: RNZ / Eva Corlett

Tornadoes have damaged a number of houses in the Taranaki town of Rahotu. RNZ / Robin Martin.

The Artists Studio Collective on the corner of Hopetoun Street and Ponsonby Road is taking clean up into their own hands, sawing up a dangerous tree when the fire service was too busy to help. Photo: RNZ / Eva Corlett

The Artists Studio Collective on the corner of Hopetoun Street and Ponsonby Road is taking clean up into their own hands, sawing up a dangerous tree when the fire service was too busy to help. Photo: RNZ / Eva Corlett

Rahotū resident Jasmine Care‘s home was ‘almost completely blown over‘ by the tornado. Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

Tornado hits Taranaki town Rahotū. Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

A power line was brought down by a tornado in National Park Village. Twitter /

The Taranaki town of Rahotu. RNZ / Robin Martin.

Storm damage to a road sign at National Park at Ruapehu. Photo: RNZ / Andrew McRae

Snow has been falling in Hanmer Springs. Photo: Hurunui District Council.

A house is destroyed after a tornado swept through Tongariro National Park today. Photo: Supplied.

Rahotū farmer Jordy Mullen says he and a mate were left “hanging on for dear life” as a tornado passed over the milking shed. Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

Snow in Tekapo. Photo: Bruce Hopkins

More damage in Tongariro‘s National Park. Photo: Supplied.

Snow in Hanmer. Photo: Twitter / Canterbury Police

Damage left after the tornado swept through Rahotū. Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

The aftermath of the Rahotū tornado. Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

Severe wind has downed trees in Penrose, Auckland. Photo: RNZ/Laura Tupou

Severe wind has downed trees in Penrose, Auckland. Photo: RNZ/Laura Tupou

A listener to RNZ‘s programme nights sent in this photo of a tree down in Auckland. Photo: Supplied / Rene Burton

A huge tree branch was hanging from powerlines in Epsom last night, swinging like crazy in the wind. Photo: Supplied / Lucia Goode

New North Road in Auckland. Photo: RNZ / Sarah Robson

A tree landed on a car on New North Road in Morningside, Auckland. Photo: RNZ / Sarah Robson

Photo: RNZ / Jessie Chiang

A tree fallen over a car on Cook Street outside the RNZ office in Auckland after the storm. Photo: RNZ / Matthew Hutching

Gillies Ave in Epsom was cut off. Photo: RNZ / Matthew Hutching

Building on Albert St with windows smashed from storm. Photo: RNZ/Jesse Chiang

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