5 Apr 2019

Rubbish spreads further across West Coast

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 5 April 2019

Calls are being made for faster action to clean up rubbish strewn along the West Coast. An obsolete Fox River landfill spilt into floodwaters last week and plastic and metal is washing up on coastline either side of the Fox River mouth. Rural Communities Minister and MP for West Coast-Tasman Damien O'Connor and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage will visit the Coast today. Guyon Espiner speaks to Simon Bastion, Chief Executive of the Westland District Council, and the Westland Civil Defence Controller.