Western Leader : January 14th 2011
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The day has been developed for young people and families in west Auckland who would not usually have access to such pro- grammes. For more information call Tea Ropati on 845-8040 or 027-472-4203. WESTIE CAUGHT IN THE QUEENSLAND FLOODS Too scared to wind down the windows Rising water: Flooding has reached Brisbane's city centre. Photo: THOMAS PARTRIDGE By CATHERINE HEALY Scary moment: Zane Munro. WHO TO CALL New Zealanders with serious concerns for family members in Queensland are advised to try to make direct contact with them. If unable to confirm their well- being, call the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on 0800-432-111. It should have been a straight- forward business trip to Brisbane for Zane Munro. But the drive on Tuesday from the Gold Coast quickly turned into the scariest experience of the 21-year-old's life. Mr Munro got caught up in the devastating floods hitting Queensland and had to be res- cued from his car in Ipswich. Thirteen people have been confirmed dead and at least 43 are still missing after this week's floods. Mr Munro grew up in Green Bay and Titirangi and moved to the Gold Coast eight months ago after finishing his apprenticeship as a graphic designer. He was driving to Brisbane with a colleague when they were stopped between Brisbane and Ipswich by the state emergency services. We were told to turn around and head back or we wouldn't make it out for days,'' he says. Mr Munro turned around and was passing through Ipswich when flash flooding forced him to stop. We got stuck between two flood plains. At first there was half a metre of water in the road, then within half an hour it was 1.5m deep.'' Ipswich made international news this week when thou- sands of residents were evacuated. I had a bit of an idea [the flooding had reached Ipswich] but figured as there were flood catchments on either side that I would be all right,'' Mr Munro says. We were sitting in the truck with water coming in for about 45 minutes. We were in a Toyota Hilux watching other cars floating past us. I thought we'd be okay because we were in a bigger vehicle.'' As the water came into the cab and rose up to his seat, Mr Munro waited and listened to the advice from volunteers. There were four people, two at either side of the deeper water, giving people instructions on when to go. They had two workers fixing a winch cable to the smaller cars. Tractors turned up and started pulling people out. When the tractor grabbed hold of us our truck actually lifted off the ground and started floating. That was pretty scary -- I was too scared to even wind down the windows.'' Mr Munro, his colleague and the truck were hauled out of the floodwater. The Queensland government has launched the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal which will be administered in part by the Australian Red Cross. Go to www.qld.gov.au/floods to donate.
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