Update: Storm WILL be back
This email sent to me from weatherwatch.co.nz:
We’re near the centre of the storm here in Auckland…that’s why it’s gone calm. But brace yourself for a sudden strong sou’wester that will develop in the coming hours. Winds died our at Cape Reinga earlier today…and now it’s back to 161km/h but from the opposite direction. So strong winds will return again!