12 Feb 2024

Govt announces package to help silt affected orchards

From Morning Report, 7:18 am on 12 February 2024

Farms and orchards across Hawke's Bay and Tairawhiti are still battling to return their land to productivity after it was smothered in silt when Cyclone Gabrielle hit almost a year ago. But on Sunday, a government announcement of a $63 million package to clear silt and woody debris was met with a huge sigh of relief from those still in the thick of the clean-up. Lauren Crimp reports.