14 Oct 2010

Growers brace for crop losses in Gisborne area

From Checkpoint, 5:51 pm on 14 October 2010

Gisborne growers are bracing for crop losses following heavy rain and flooding. Up to 200 millimetres of rain fell in the Gisborne area, forcing the evacuation of eight homes north of Tolaga Bay and flooding fields of maize, sweet corn, squash and tomatoes on the Poverty Bay flats.