These two fantastic photos were sent in by WeatherWatch.co.nz reader Allen Pidwell of Taranaki.
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“Northerly gales whipped up 5 metre seas on the night of 13th August 2010. The aftermath left the coastal walkway strewn in rocks and debris” says Allen.
The front moved over Taranaki during the morning and cleared away leaving a fine warm afternoon to walk the dog