Early power outages in Oneroa were fixed quickly in time for Thursday trading.
According to the Herald the worst will be over by mid-morning.
The wild weather would peak in Auckland around mid-morning before sinking down to central New Zealand by this afternoon and this evening.
Eastern areas of the South Island would get their worst weather tonight and overnight into Friday.
"Today is the worst of the ugliest looking part of the Easter weekend. It does get better - but that's not hard after an ugly start."