to help aid recovery; PM finally visits
A Wairoa iwi trust has announced it will underwrite $2.5 million to enable urgent fixes to continue on hundreds of flood-damaged homes.
Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa’s announcement coincided with a long-awaited visit from Prime Minister Chris Hipkins to the town, the first time since Cyclone Gabrielle hit Hawke’s Bay.
Hipkins visited two Wairoa marae on Thursday with Napier MP Stuart Nash and Tairāwhiti MP Kiri Allan.
Taihoa Marae was one of the first marae to take in whānau during and after the cyclone and floods in Wairoa, and Hinemihi Marae is acting as a recovery hub for the community.
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