9 Jun 2015

Ruatoria locals try to save their only bank

From Nine To Noon, 9:33 am on 9 June 2015

Westpac is proposing the closure of its Ruatoria branch - which means locals would have to travel to Gisborne to do their banking. Bill Burdett has lived in Ruatoria for more than 60 years, He's been a Gisborne District Councillor for five terms for the Waiapu-Matakaoa ward and says the loss of the sole remaining bank would be devastating to the wider community. Eddie Clark is a local businessman and owns K and M Contractors, he says locals are browned off.