31 Jan 2024

Tairāwhiti residents fear land unliveable due to silt

From Checkpoint, 5:35 pm on 31 January 2024

Residents in parts of Tairāwhiti fear a future on their land is in jeopardy, with silt dust making the place unliveable.

Erosion has long been an issue in the Waiapu Valley, north of Gisborne.

However, with years of severe weather battering the region, silt dust is being whipped up in the wind, forcing people to shut themselves inside, or flee.

Lauren Crimp has the story.