4 Oct 2017

Edgecumbe floods report says no single issue to blame

From Morning Report, 7:25 am on 4 October 2017

Edgecumbe locals have been left looking for someone to blame with a new independent report into the town's disastrous flood falling short of pointing the finger. The long-awaited independent review by Sir Michael Cullen highlights a number of failings and the need for urgent planning to manage future flooding. But it says the reasons why a crucial stopbank collapsed are complex and no one thing would have prevented what happened.