Route 70 access restored, inland route into Kaikōura
Route 70 access restored, inland route into Kaikōura via
Route 70, the inland road between Kaikōura and
Waiau is now open to one lane with the fire damped down.
Fire crews remain on site and full road access should be
restored once it is safe to do so.
People should expect
some short delays while the Stop/Go system is in place
between Waiau and Mt
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