8 Jan 2024

Taskforce Kiwi helping with Queensland recovery

From Summer Times, 9:10 am on 8 January 2024

While New Zealand has been basking in balmy summer conditions our friends across the Tasman, have not been so lucky.

In the lead-up to Christmas Tropical Cyclone Jasper hit Queensland - a powerful and long-lived tropical cyclone that claimed seven lives.

A quarter of a million people have been affected by the storm. 

The Queensland government says it will take years to get homes repaired. In the true Kiwi spirit, a team from Taskforce Kiwi has arrived in Queensland to help with the relief and recovery efforts.

Team leader Kane Turner joins the programme.

A team from Taskforce Kiwi get to work in Australia.

Photo: Heather Milne