Touring a destroyed Gisborne home
Gary Watson showed us through his house in Vogel street, Gisborne following Cyclone Gabrielle.
The suburb of Whataupoko sits where the Taruheru and Waimata rivers meet.
These rivers burst their barriers and swamped large sections of Gisborne underwater.
Gary’s home was completely flooded, destroying all of his possessions, his car, and making his home uninhabitable.
The surrounding area is completely submerged under mud and silt.
“If you want to do anything for a place that you love, don't come.”
Flash flooding in the small town north of Napier took the life of two-year-old Ivy Collins.
Civil Defence is asking people not to donate goods and instead donate cash directly to relief funds.