Power outage in Wairoa
Strong wind and storm-like conditions have caused power to go out to some Tauranga residents.
According to the Powerco website, power is currently out to households in the Wairoa area.
Power went off at 3.14pm and is currently affecting 168 houses.
At this stage, power is expected to be restored at around 10pm tonight.
Strong winds are currently causing power outages around the country. Trees are also blocking some main highways, which may result in some closures.
Drivers are being asked to drive to the conditions.