Golden Bay cleans up with $100k help after Gita

From Morning Report, 7:50 am on 15 March 2018

Storm-affected residents and businesses in Golden Bay have welcomed news of a 100-thousand dollar rescue package, but some say it might not be enough. The area of north-west Nelson had its only road access cut off by slips on the Takaka Hill, brought down by last month's tropical-scale rainfall from cyclone Gita. Traffic has been allowed through in convoy at set times only, as repairs to the badly damaged road continue. The huge slump in visitors has meant many businesses have struggled to make ends meet - many have laid off staff and one has closed up for good. RNZ Nelson reporter Tracy Neal caught up with some of them almost a month on.