18 Jul 2012

Valley residents cut off by slip

4:25 pm on 18 July 2012

Twenty to 30 people face several days cut off by road in a remote Horowhenua valley after a slip blocked their normal access to Levin from their homes at the foot of the Tararua Ranges.

The slip, which cut Gladstone Road leading to Makahika Valley, is expected to take several days to clear.

However, alternative access is available for four wheel drive vehicles on a forest track to Makahika Outdoor Pursuits Centre.

Centre manager Sally Duxfield has been contacting valley residents.