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Mini-twister leaves trail of destruction

A fence down on Cameron Road. Photo: Bruce Barnard.

Fences have been blown over, trampolines sent flying and a garage has been destroyed after a mini-tornado tore through Pyes Pa this afternoon.

Kevin and Gaye Brooker, who live on Pyes Pa Rd, got a surprise as a mini twister sent their guttering flying along with their shed and trampoline. 

"We were just sitting there and saw our table fly past the window," says Gaye.

"It was quite a shock."

The force of the wind was so severe it threw a brand new garden shed over their fence and into the roof of a nearby retirement village.

"It just picked it up and took it away."

Kevin and Gaye Brooker’s yard was hit by the strong winds. Photo: Matt Shand/Stuff.co.nz

Their grandson’s trampoline was also picked up and dumped onto the lawn broken. 

Next door to the Brooker’s, a wooden shed was buckled by the wind. 

"It’s a bit of a shock really but we’re all fine."

A reporter at the scene says he saw fire engine traveling in the opposite direction as I was approaching the roundabout at the end of Cameron Rd. 

He says there are fences down and surface flooding in the area.

The roof of a house has also buckled.

-Additional reporting from Stuff.co.nz

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Posted on 16-05-2018 11:25 | By Capt_Kaveman

need to learn how to put up a fence that does not blow over

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Posted on 15-05-2018 21:42 | By whatsinaname

The fence in the photo is pyes pa rd not Cameron road