23 Jun 2023

State of emergency in Tai Rāwhiti

From Morning Report, 6:10 am on 23 June 2023

We start this morning in Tai Rāwhiti, where a state of emergency has been declared as rain continues to fall in the region.

The most severe red weather warning is in place, with significant flooding expected over the next few days.

Te Karaka is already cut off, and more than one hundred residents chose to evacuate last night.

Metservice meteorologist Lisa Murray spoke to Corin Dann.