Auckland's West Coast residents frustrated at lack of access

From Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 2 March 2023

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Auckland's West Coast beach residents are demanding answers, and not to be forgotten, more than two weeks after Cyclone Gabrille devastated communites. 

Red-zoned Muriwai residents - who have been out of their homes for two weeks - are desperate to hear about progress at a meeting being held tonight.

They are losing patience at how long it's taking to even get a look inside their homes. Muriwai Beach township was devastated by slips caused by Cyclone Gabrielle.

Residents of nearly 200 homes were evacuated and progress at getting them back is being described as "glacial". Kathryn speaks to one of the evacuees, Joe.

She'll also get an update on the situation in remote West Coast communities including Bethell's Beach, Piha and Karekare from Auckland Emergency Management Controller Mace Ward and Waitakere Councillor Shane Henderson.

Slips at Muriwai following Cyclone Gabrielle.

Photo: RNZ / Finn Blackwell