Country needs better emergency management - Ombudsman

From Morning Report, 6:43 am on 14 December 2023

A new Ombudsman report says the country needs a better emergency management system for responding to extreme weather. Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier visited communities affected by the severe weather at the start of the year. Councils spoke of being thinly spread and under-equipped to deal with disaster. Just this week, a Napier City Council review found local authorities were "hugely unprepared" for Cyclone Gabrielle. Boshier spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.