26 Jan 2024

West Aucklanders gather at former flood evacuation centre

From Checkpoint, 6:08 pm on 26 January 2024

Tomorrow will mark a year since many West Aucklanders were fleeing their homes as a month's worth of rain fell across the city in less than an hour. 

Some were able to stay with family or friends, others lost everything, turning to pop-up emergency evacuation centres where they stayed for weeks before finding somewhere to live. 

Today families, volunteers and councillors gathered at  former evacuation centre - the Hub West in Henderson - to reconnect and reflect.  

Louise Ternouth reports.