Video: New Plymouth's Wind Wand lashed by lightning

Striking footage has emerged of lightning lashing New Plymouth's Wind Wand art structure during a storm on Sunday night.

Video of the strike was posted to Facebook by Taranaki-based business PrimoWireless which caught the bolt lighting up the sky shortly after 6pm.

The video has had more than 110,000 hits in just over 12 hours.

Watch the video.