24 Mar 2016

More than 100 tourists evacuated as river breaches bank

From Morning Report, 6:09 am on 24 March 2016

A state of Emergency has been declared and up to 200 people, many of them tourists, have been evacuated from near Franz Josef, after the Waiho river breached its bank last night. Andy Thompson is the Public Information Manager at the Westland Civil Defence Organisation.