Yesterday was a pane in the glass for Dunedin businessman
The Investment House owner received an early morning call
that his building had been broken into.
But strong northeasterly winds were to blame. The wind
smashed first-floor windows in the building, sending a 1.5m
by 1m frame crashing 5m to the footpath, while another hung
in the balance, suspending jagged shards of glass over
Police cordoned off a section of Moray Pl for 30 minutes
while glaziers repaired the windows.
''It was a nasty surprise. But no-one was hurt, which is
good. It was pretty scary,'' Mr Tan said.
He was grateful to building occupants Fairmaid Chance and
Crawford Optometrists, the Dunedin City Council and police
for their swift response to the potentially dangerous
It was not the first time the building, which faces
Burlington St, has lost windows to strong winds.
''We had the same thing happen a couple of years ago. It
doesn't happen often, though - fortunately. Hopefully, that's
the last time,'' Mr Tan said. The winds also damaged trees in
North Dunedin, yesterday. The Fire Service in Dunedin did not
receive any other reports of damage, Senior Station Officer
Jason Hill said.