10 May 2024

Around the motu: Ellen Curnow in Westport

From Nine To Noon, 10:45 am on 10 May 2024
Carters Beach, Westport

Photo: Peter Archibald/Carters Beach Seaside Accommodation

The Buller District Council has started on what it calls a "once in a generation" master planning exercise.

It is looking at Westport's environmental vulnerability but also social and economic factors.

Reefton's Ziman House closed abruptly during Covid and it has now been confirmed permanent shut.  

A large group of locals is protesting the closure. And Ellen talks to Kathryn about a couple of elderly local identities.

Ellen Curnow at Westport News reporter - based in Westport