There was an easterly storm in Waimarama over the weekend, so great time on Monday for selective harvest of beached Ecklonia Radiata seaweed. See it drying on the fence? The photo shows is the primary start-up working area for preparation of KINATONIC.
And it looks like some further storms coming. From the MetService:
STRONG WIND WARNING EASTERN AREAS OF THE NORTH ISLAND FROM HASTINGS SOUTHWARDS : From 8pm Tuesday (10 March 2009) until 3am Wednesday for the area south of Woodville and until 6am for the area between Hastings and Woodville, expect westerly winds 65 km/h at times in exposed places with gusts 120 km/h.