21 Feb 2018

Gita forces Kaikōura SH1 closure

From Morning Report, 8:21 am on 21 February 2018

State Highway 1 north and south of Kaikōura is once again shut, this time because of the weather. The highway north of Kaikōura was closed for more than a year after the 2016 earthquake and didn't reopen until just before Christmas. Kaikōura was drenched by more than three months' worth of rain on Tuesday, forcing the closure of both the main highway and for a time, the alternative inland route. The town's mayor Winston Grey joins Guyon Espiner with an update.