19 Jun 2023

More rain to come in Tairawhiti amid civil defence warnings

From Morning Report, 7:41 am on 19 June 2023

Civil Defence in Tairawhiti are monitoring roads and rivers, as heavy rain continues to batter the already rain-soaked region.

On Sunday, heavy rain caused slips and some flooding.

Heavy rain watches are in place and people have been warned not to drive unless they have to, and preferably only in heavy vehicles.

Rehette Stoltz, Mayor of the Gisborne District Council, spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.