Ruatōrea Westpac could close in days

The proposed closing of the only bank on the East Coast could happen in a matter of days. Westpac wants to close its Ruatōrea branch. Locals fear they’ll not only lose jobs, but will be forced to travel up to 200km to do their banking. Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MP Meka Whaitiri says the closure could happen sooner than we think, and it may be too little too late for any government intervention.