11 Feb 2020

Gore landfill rubbish spills in floodwaters

From Checkpoint, 6:18 pm on 11 February 2020

Rubbish from an old landfill in Gore has been exposed by the floodwaters.

The banks of the Waikaka Stream, which runs past a popular park and playground in Gore, have been washed away, following torrential rain in region last week.

The dump operated for about 30 years and was only closed 15 years ago.

Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks joins Lisa Owen with the details.