Gisborne cleaning up again after weekend of rain

From Morning Report, 6:18 am on 27 November 2023

The Gisborne District Council is bracing for another expensive beach clean up, after another weekend deluge washed tonnes and tonnes of slash down the rivers. 

Te Tairāwhiti was under heavy rain watches or warnings for more than a week, and the region's infrastructure is still fragile after the storms at the beginning of the year.  

Gisborne's mayor is eyeing up the proposed $1.2 billion-dollar regional infrastructure fund announced in the Coalition agreement between New Zealand First and National. 

Mayor Rehette Stoltz spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.