26 Jun 2015


From Country Life, 9:05 pm on 26 June 2015

Jill Moorhouse farms up the Whanganui River Road. After last week's torrential rainstorm they're still blocked in by slips and silt smothers their river flats. She and her husband and guests could do nothing but sit inside and watch the river rush across farmland towards them and listen to slips crashing nearby. Helicopters have dropped supplies, taken guests out, as well as a ball gown needed this weekend.