Students may have an unexpected holiday today, with power cuts and wind damage closing schools in the upper North Island.

Widespread power outages have affected schools from South Auckland to the North Shore after a night of wild weather, and at least five schools in Coromandel are closed.

School has been cancelled at Mangere Bridge Primary, Mangere College and Three Kings School.

Pt Chevalier Primary was initially reported to be closed due to a power outage but is in fact open. Parents have been told the school is managing storm damage but they can still send their kids to school if they wish.


Power is also out at Papatoetoe North School, according to social media posts. Parents have reportedly been texted and told to wait to see if the school will open later in the day.

The storm has also closed Glenbrook School and Pukekohe East School, which has no power or water.

Power is out at Papatoetoe Intermediate, but the school is still reportedly open.

Carmel College on the North Shore is closed because of a power cut, as is Westlake Girls High School. Kelston Boys' High School and Lynfield College are closed because of power cuts and transport disruption.

Dairy Flat School in rural north Auckland is also closed by a power cut.

Vector's power outage map shows more than 30 areas without power across the city, affecting thousands of customers.

Five schools are closed in Thames-Coromandel: Tairua School, Whenuakite School, Matatoki School, Whenuakite Country Kids and Hikuai School are all shut today, the council said.

Yesterday 19 schools and four ECEs closed as a result of severe weather, the Ministry of Education said.


"The best information will come from schools and early learning services themselves as they make decisions. We advise parents to check their school or early childhood service websites or Facebook pages or contact them directly.

"The decision to close remains that of the Board of Trustees for schools and centre managers/owners for early learning services."



Ardmore School

Henderson Valley School

Kowhai Intermediate School


Northcote Primary School

St Leonards School

Samoa Moni

Kelston Boys High School

Waioneke School

Sunnyvale School


Riverhead School

St Josephs Orakei

Mangere Bridge Primary

Pukekohe East School

Carmel College

Westlake Girls' High School


Mangere College

Dairy Flat School

Glenbrook School

Three Kings School

Lynfield College

Royal Oak Primary


Rutherford College

Orakei School

Pt Chevalier School is OPEN.
Orautoha School
Rahotu School
Whatawhata School

Matatoki School
Hikuai School
Tairua School
Whenuakite School

Le Malelega a le toelau
Little Hands Childcare
Learning Steps Child Care Centre Gt North Road
New Shoots Early Child Care, Westgate
Iona Child Care, Swanson
Loving Care Kindergarten
Kidz Unlimited Learning Centre, Mt Albert

Seedlings Nature Kindergarten


Magnolia Tree
Creative Kids
Whenuakite Country Kids
Pauanui Preschool