7 Feb 2024

Experts call for review of impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle

From Midday Report, 12:43 pm on 7 February 2024

Public Health experts are calling for a comprehensive, all-encompassing review of the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle, almost a year on from New Zealand's costliest storm on record.

The estimated cost was $14.5 billion, with 11 people dying, more than 10,000 displaced, and causing a range of acute and long-term health effects.

Professor Nick Wilson from Otago University says New Zealand lacks resilient infrastructure, including for health critical water supplies and sewage systems.

Wilson spoke to Ben Strang.