21 Feb 2018

Tourists flock to Westland pub to wait out storm

From Morning Report, 6:48 am on 21 February 2018

It was a busy night at the Whataroa pub with dozens of tourists heading there to shelter during the storm. Two tour buses, with about 45 tourists on board, were forced off the road by strong winds and parked up in the small Westland town for the evening. Paul Campion was driving one of the buses and told RNZ reporter Nita Blake-Persen the pub had made them very welcome.