PM of NZ also has a poignant image of the tragedy.
The hot nor wester we woke to yesterday morning changed to a cold southerly in the click of a finger at about 8.30, blue sky was covered in clouds and late in the afternoon it started to rain.
By mid evening it had slowed to less than a drizzle and there was just 6 mls in the rain gauge this morning.
However the clouds are still low and there’s dampness in the air so fingers crossed . . .