17 Jul 2019

Councils, government offer Matata residents money to leave

From Morning Report, 8:25 am on 17 July 2019

The residents of a small Bay of Plenty beach settlement at risk from potentially deadly debris flows will be offered market value for their properties - if they decide to leave.

The Whakatane District Council has announced a new plan that would allow at-risk property owners to sell up and relocate somewhere safer.

The Mayor for Whakatane, Tony Bonne, speaks with Corin Dann.