New Zealand: Severe storm hits North Island

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A powerful storm has left a trail of destruction in New Zealand's North Island, TVNZ reported.

Several businesses were left without power after the storm. More than 150 homes in Auckland suffered damage.

Authorities closed down two lanes on the Harbour Bridge after a truck and trailer blew over. The winds ripped off the roofs from houses on the Coromandel Peninsula.

There have reports of boats washing up ashore.

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