20 Feb 2018

State of emergency declared in Buller ahead of ex-cyclone Gita

From Checkpoint, 5:16 pm on 20 February 2018

Westport fire service has been called out to multiple incidents where roofs have lifted, and powerlines fallen on to the ground, but the local fire station chief Alan Kennedy says the worst is yet to come. Buller District Mayor Garry Howard talks to John Campbell about how his region has prepared ahead of ex-Cyclone Gita, and why he declared a state of emergency.