• Several yachts were damaged or sank in last night's storm. Photo / Melanie Homer/NZ Herald.
    Several yachts were damaged or sank in last night's storm. Photo / Melanie Homer/NZ Herald.
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By: Vaimoana Tapaleao and Meghan Lawrence 

A tornado-like waterspout has ripped through central Auckland's waterfront, toppling at least one shipping container and wreaking havoc on yachts, ships and cars.

Vehicles were swept into the ocean and a yacht was struck by lightning as the storm left a trail of destruction on Monday night.

A shipping container toppled on to a car at Jellicoe Wharf near Tinley St, trapping the driver. They were tended to by emergency services and taken to hospital in a moderate condition.

Several yachts at Westhaven Marina lost their moorings and a catamaran was overturned in the turmoil.

Read the full story and watch the video at the Herald.

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