The Wahine Storm hit New Zealand in April 1968 causing considerable damage and flooding, and the loss of the inter-island ferry Wahine
New Zealand experienced its worst-ever storm in April 1968 when Cyclone Giselle met a cold front from Antarctica over the islands and the two merged. The resulting tempest became known as the Wahine Storm.
On land, winds gusted at up to 150mph. Thousands of trees were uprooted and buildings damaged. 98 roofs were torn off houses in one Wellington suburb alone, and there was significant flooding.