Passengers landing at Auckland Airport have endured a bumpy ride as Cyclone Gabrielle continues to lash the country.
Flights resumed at the airport on Tuesday after being halted on Monday due to the high winds and heavy rain lashing the region.
However, about 4pm, Air New Zealand said domestic flights had been halted again for the remainder of the day due to strong winds.
The airline’s international flights were still going ahead.
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Alison Rigby had flown from London through Dubai to get to Aotearoa for her niece’s wedding on Saturday.
However, she caught “the tail end of the cyclone” on Tuesday afternoon.
“We weren’t sure whether we were going to be able to land or whether we were going to have to head down to another airport, but thank goodness it was absolutely fine,” Rigby said.
“The last flight that arrived couldn’t get their luggage off the plane and the next plane after us had the same because it was too windy.”
Rigby said she was “so grateful” to have got through but warned “it’s absolute chaos” at the arrivals terminal.
Przemyslaw and Anna made it to Tāmaki Makaurau from Poland after three flights and a five-hour delay.
”We just wanted to sleep. We were very tired,” Anna said.
”The last flight was a bit bumpy, especially