30 May 2024

Around the motu : Samantha Gee in Nelson

From Nine To Noon, 10:45 am on 30 May 2024
A power line down across Andy Fenton's fence and some of the debris before the clean-up.

Photo: Supplied / Geoff Mofffett

Almost two years on from the August 2022 storm, Nelson people who were left with uninhabitable homes are finally closer to knowing their fate.

During its long term plan deliberations, Nelson City Council has agreed to buy out homes affected by slips from private land. Meanwhile geotechnical investigations are underway on two stopbanks in the Marlborough settlement of Spring Creek, as part of council’s work to find out why they are cracked. The cracks started showing after the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake, and more appeared after the July 2021 floods.