Eastland Wood Council Statement


We are saddened to hear the tragic news about the death of a child on Waikanae Beach yesterday.

First and foremost, we are sending our aroha to the family and our thoughts and sympathies are with them.

We stand ready to be part of any inquiries and will work with authorities to support whānau where possible.

As Gisborne District Council has outlined, works are being undertaken on beaches this week. We encourage people to stay clear while we undertake this clean-up work as quickly and as safely as possible. The industry is continuing to contribute resources to the clean-up, such as machinery and personnel, to assist with efforts.