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Vineyard post shattered by lightning

Vineyard post shattered by lightning

Fraser O’Connor and Greg Rush show a split vineyard post at Meadowbank Farm in Marlborough in September 2005. The pair had been working in the vineyard when a southerly blast brought hail. Shortly after, four lightning bolts landed close by. This post was thrown 10 metres into the air, then scattered in pieces over a 30-metre radius.

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Erick Brenstrum, 'Weather - Thunderstorms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7770/vineyard-post-shattered-by-lightning (accessed 22 October 2019)

Story by Erick Brenstrum, published 12 Jun 2006