27 Nov 2023

Woody washout: Tai Rāwhiti hit with more rough weather

From Checkpoint, 5:12 pm on 27 November 2023

It's another woody wash out for Tai Rāwhiti, with rough weather over the weekend leaving recently cleaned beaches coated in slash again.

It could be weeks before they're pristine again.

The Harbourmaster has put out a warning to boaties to be on the lookout for floating wood.

Swimmers are also being told to steer clear of contaminated beaches.

Helicopters were up today surveying the extend of the debris.

Manu Caddie from Mana Taiao Tairāwhiti, the group which forced the ministerial inquiry into land use in Tairāwhiti, speaks to Lisa Owen.