Story: Floods

Reporting the disaster

Reporting the disaster

Minister of Internal Affairs Allan Highet points to a display board of maps and photographs which he brought back from his visit to Southland in 1984. He used the display to show cabinet colleagues where the worst affected areas were. Cabinet subsequently approved a $1 million appeal fund.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: EP/1984/0515/7A

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How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - Southland floods and Cyclone Bola', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017