Whakatane schools evac, Nat. Crisis Management Cntr activated

From Nine To Noon, 10:45 am on 5 March 2021

Mark Ashcroft is principal of Parua Bay School in Whangarei, which is just a couple of hundred metres from the beach. Most of his students have been collected by parents, and the rest have moved to higher ground. Whakatane High School's 1100 students have also moved to higher ground. The school's principal Martyn Knapton describes how the school body is coping. RNZ's Jane Patterson joins the programme to detail the activation of the National Crisis Management Centre, known as the Beehive bunker.