21 Aug 2023

Hawke's Bay conservation group down but not out after Cyclone

From Morning Report, 8:51 am on 21 August 2023

A Hawke's Bay conservation group is down, but not out, after Cyclone Gabrielle flooded its Esk Valley planting sites.

Despite a layer of silt nearly two metres deep in places, hardy three-year old cabbage trees planted by the Esk River Planting Group are still mostly standing in the soggy ground.

Plans for a plant nursery have been delayed but the group is determined to get the project back on track.

Kate Green reports.