Watch: High winds topple trees as Cook slams into Whakatane

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High winds have caused havoc across the Whakatane region.

It's starting to get wild in Bay of Plenty as ex-tropical Cyclone Cook hits land.
Source: 1 NEWS

The road between Whakatane and Ohope is closed.

Slips and power lines have blocked most roads in and out of the region.

We've been told the road through Matata is also closed, as is Rotoma and Taneatua.

These hardy surfers weren't going to let the big swell go to waste.
Source: Supplied

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