A storm system the size of Australia (and that's big, y'all, even if Kiwis refer to Oz as the West Island) is battering New Zealand at the moment. It's batten down the hatches time. Winds of more than 120kmh and lashings of rain are whipping through the streets. There goes the trip to Mt. Taranaki Morgan and I had planned. The storm - with gale-force winds - is expected to last 48 hours. Yes, that's us somewhere under the fuzz in the corner there.