Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Update on SH 1 south of Kaikoura – highway remains closed


9 March 2017 | SOUTHERN REGION

Update on State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura – highway remains closed

Work at slip 1 earlier today:

State Highway 1 has remained closed all day after being closed earlier this week after rain and subsequent rockfall near the slips between Peketa and Goose Bay, south of Kaikoura.

Crews worked until 9 pm last night clearing the road however the 50 tonne boulder at site 1, loosened by the recent rain and slip, moved another two metres overnight.

Crews are using a number of different methods and techniques to clear this slip and shift the boulder. This work is continuing.

Drivers wanting to head to or from Kaikoura should use the Inland Road (Route 70 – see map below) via Waiau and bear in mind this journey between Waiau and Kaikoura is a slow one, 30 km/hour in many places, with several work sites along the way.

People can check this map for updates. The next update to the Transport Agency’s highways map will be after 6 pm tonight and again at 6 am Fridaymorning, when the highway would normally be open for daytime traffic. If the boulder cannot be shifted today, the road may stay closed tomorrow as well.

Ways to find out what is happening on the highway network:

• NZ Transport Agency's travel and traffic page here.

• Transport Agency Canterbury West Coast Twitter updates

• Transport Agency Facebook South Island

• Call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS 0800 44 44 49

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Another Leader Exiting: Statement From Peter Dunne

I have concluded, based on recent polling, and other soundings I have been taking over the last few weeks, that, the volatility and uncertainty notwithstanding, there is now a mood amongst Ōhāriu voters for a change of MP, which is unlikely to alter...

“I have therefore decided that it is time for me to stand aside, so the people of Ōhāriu can elect a new electorate MP. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>


Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>


Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>


Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election