RNZ interview on the recovery and rebuild after Cyclone Gabrielle

ACE New Zealand Chief Executive, Helen Davidson and Beca General Manager of Infrastructure and Transport, Andrea Rickard spoke with Kathryn Ryan on RNZ about the immediate opportunities of rebuilding with resilience after Cyclone Gabrielle. 

Post Cyclone Gabrielle, roads and bridges as well as homes, factories, and farms are all in ruins. Many key roads across the North Island are still closed, with long detours.

On the East Coast alone, fifty-nine local roads are still closed in the Gisborne region and 17 bridges are either broken or washed away.

Towns, villages and cities across the top of the North Island are crying out for long-term solutions, not quick fixes. In isolated vulnerable communities, some who say they feel ignored are asking how they can be served better.

Listen to the interview