12 Jan 2023

Forestry body on slash from Cyclone Hale

From Morning Report, 8:13 am on 12 January 2023

Tairāwhiti has been battered by heavy rain as Cyclone Hale passed down the country, causing forestry slash to barrel down waterways.

Foresty companies have been prosecuted for damage caused by slash in past floods, including five relating to a storm that hit Tolaga Bay in 2018.

So have practices changed since?

Grant Dodson, president of the Forest Owners Association, spoke to Charlotte Cook.