18 Jul 2019

Matata coastal calamity

From The Panel, 4:08 pm on 18 July 2019

The residents of Matata have been told their area is too high risk to stay on there. In 2005 an intense storm above the hills of the coastal settlement destroyed 27 homes. Since then, the Whatakatne Distrcict Council investigated engineering options but, expert advice said there was no viable engineering solutions. What do the people do now?