26 Oct 2021

Riverton woman saves town's iconic pāua

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 26 October 2021

Riverton's pride and joy has been rescued from an uncertain fate by a local woman determined to save the Southland town's icon.

The giant pāua shell - that's lined with of sheets of real pāua - sits on the side of State Highway 99 at the entrance to the town.

Carole Elder got wind it was under threat and sprung into action.

She spoke to Susie Ferguson.