Posts tagged "Tolaga Bay"

Gisborne flood is an adverse event

[12 June/Farmers Weekly] The Government has declared the flooding around the Tolaga Bay area a medium scale event according to Agricultural and Rural Communities Minister, Damien O’Connor. Metservice forecast heavy rain and severe gales for parts of northern and central New Zealand including parts of Gisborne where significant damage was caused. Mr O’Connor said the...

Forestry companies to attend meeting on debris damage

[18 June/Radio NZ] Three forestry companies appeared to have a change of heart over their attendance at a community meeting following the Tolaga Bay floods. Eastland Wood Council Chief Executive, Kim Hollands, said Ernsalw One, PF Olsen, and Hikurangi Forest Farms were not going to attend the meeting. However, New Zealand Forest Owners Association Spokesperson,...

Council to get to root of logging debris problem after floods

 [6 June/Radio NZ] Tolaga Bay logging companies could be subject to investigation after a deluge of logging debris was left strewn over properties, roads and rivers from flash flooding. Farmer Dean Breshnell said locals spent five years petitioning authorities over the mismanagement of forestry slash. Residents were lucky to escape unharmed as a torrent of...