A simple walk down the main street of town turned into a frightening experience for several locals just after midday, Tuesday 26 September, after high winds caused a window pane to blow out and smash onto the footpath below.
The locals were walking on King Street, Pukekohe, when a window pane from the abandoned Pukekohe Arcade crashed down.
Luckily, no one was injured in the incident.
The glass was swept aside, thanks to neighbouring businesses, while Constable Nick Richards attended and set up tape around footpath while the building was checked by a local from Pukekohe Builders. He secured the boards in the windows, to prevent further disruptions.
Pukekohe Arcade was established in 1923 and was devastated by a fire in August 2016. It has not been used since.
The building owners were contacted by Police, but are believed to be overseas at the current time.
The gusty northwesterlies that Pukekohe experienced are expected to ease this evening, according to Metservice.