The roof of 86-year-old Richard Draper's house in Birkdale was blown off during the April storm that ravaged Auckland. Photo: Brett Phibbs/NZ Herald

Nearly 800 emergency calls answered by an automated system then abandoned during an April storm in New Zealand

In one case rescuers didn’t arrive for 28 minutes to save a person trapped in a house by a fallen tree

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The roof of 86-year-old Richard Draper's house in Birkdale was blown off during the April storm that ravaged Auckland. Photo: Brett Phibbs/NZ Herald
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