19 May 2021

Gisborne waka ama paddlers fear river is making them sick

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 19 May 2021

Waka ama paddlers training near Gisborne suspect dirty river water is giving them rashes, infections and sores.

One possible explanation is the untreated sewage that flows into the river during heavy rainfall.

Walton Walker is the chair of the Horouta Waka Hoe Club.