14 Dec 2023

Cabin-living for some Wairoa locals, 10 months on

From Checkpoint, 5:17 pm on 14 December 2023

It's 10 months today since Wairoa was swallowed by its river during Cyclone Gabrielle, causing widespread destruction. What followed were days of no communication, weeks of isolation and the months of ongoing recovery. Our reporter Jimmy Ellingham pays a visit to two family homes to find out how the clean up is going.