SH6 from Haast to Makarora to re-open to all traffic today
State Highway 6 from Haast to Makarora will re-open
to all traffic at 10am today
The road has
been closed since 12.30pm on Friday after heavy rain began
falling in the area, mobilising the slip at Diana Falls and
bringing more rock and gravel down on to
The NZ Transport Agency's Performance
Manager Pete Connors says the heavy rain in the area has
stopped and our contractors have been back on site since
first light this morning clearing the road and checking the
slip ready for a 10am opening.
Access through the
area is single-lane and the highway will continue to be
closed each night at 6pm and re-open at 8am as a safety
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South Africa: Death Of Nelson Mandela
South African President Jacob Zuma:
Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed. He passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20h50 on the 5th of December 2013.
He is now resting. He is now at peace.
Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss.
His tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of the world. His humility, his compassion, and his humanity earned him their love. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family. To them we owe a debt of gratitude.
They have sacrificed much and endured much so that our people could be free. More>>