Photos taken from across New Zealand reveal the devastation caused by Cyclone Gita.

Cyclone Gita hits Riwaka hard, Nelson Tasman district, New Zealand. Syuart Wilson stands in his front yard. Photo / Tim Cuff
Cyclone Gita hits Riwaka hard, Nelson Tasman district, New Zealand. Syuart Wilson stands in his front yard. Photo / Tim Cuff
Palmerston North Fire Brigade attend to a tree blocking the road at Tremaine Avenue, Palmerston North. Photo / Palmerston North Fire Brigade
Palmerston North Fire Brigade attend to a tree blocking the road at Tremaine Avenue, Palmerston North. Photo / Palmerston North Fire Brigade
Road washed away at Puponga near Takaka as as ex-tropical cyclone Gita lashes the South Island of New Zealand. Photo / Nicola Hartless
Road washed away at Puponga near Takaka as as ex-tropical cyclone Gita lashes the South Island of New Zealand. Photo / Nicola Hartless
Evacuees are loaded into a Unimog after rescue from the Brooklyn area, Riwaka. Photo / Tim Cuff
Evacuees are loaded into a Unimog after rescue from the Brooklyn area, Riwaka. Photo / Tim Cuff
Road washed out at Takaka 20 February 2018 as ex-tropical cyclone Gita hits the south island of New Zealand. Photo / Zara Lavanchy
Road washed out at Takaka 20 February 2018 as ex-tropical cyclone Gita hits the south island of New Zealand. Photo / Zara Lavanchy
A slip on Abel Tasman Drive at Wainui Hil near Takaka as ex-tropical cyclone Gita hits the South Island. Photo / Tasman District Council
A slip on Abel Tasman Drive at Wainui Hil near Takaka as ex-tropical cyclone Gita hits the South Island. Photo / Tasman District Council
People duck for cover as waves lash the New Plymouth Walkway in central New Plymouth this afternoon as cyclone Gita sweeps down the west coast towards the South Island. Photo Alan Gibson
People duck for cover as waves lash the New Plymouth Walkway in central New Plymouth this afternoon as cyclone Gita sweeps down the west coast towards the South Island. Photo Alan Gibson
Shirley Rowling, left, sits next to her friend Val A'Court and dog Monty, after they were rescued from their Brooklyn home near Riwaka. Photo / Tim Cuff
Shirley Rowling, left, sits next to her friend Val A'Court and dog Monty, after they were rescued from their Brooklyn home near Riwaka. Photo / Tim Cuff
Debris, dumped by swells created by ex- Tropical Cyclone Gita, scattered over State Highway one between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Debris, dumped by swells created by ex- Tropical Cyclone Gita, scattered over State Highway one between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Raging floodwaters gouged a chunk out of Speechlys Bridge, between Fairlie and Geraldine, on State Highway79. Photo / NZTA
Raging floodwaters gouged a chunk out of Speechlys Bridge, between Fairlie and Geraldine, on State Highway79. Photo / NZTA
Storm damage near Kaikoura: A slip on SH, 1 south of Kaikoura, in the Hundalees. Photo / NZTA
Storm damage near Kaikoura: A slip on SH, 1 south of Kaikoura, in the Hundalees. Photo / NZTA
NZ Transport Agency pic of the damage to Centennial Highway between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay. Photo / NZTA
NZ Transport Agency pic of the damage to Centennial Highway between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay. Photo / NZTA
 A cat in the hands of a rural fire officer rescued from a home in the Brooklyn area of Riwaka is taken to waiting evacuation truck. Photo / Tim Cuff
A cat in the hands of a rural fire officer rescued from a home in the Brooklyn area of Riwaka is taken to waiting evacuation truck. Photo / Tim Cuff