Cordons around quake-damaged Queensgate mall reduced

4:14 pm on 3 February 2017

Cordons around the Queensgate Mall in Lower Hutt have been reduced today.

Demolition of Queensgate carpark, Lower Hutt

The quake-damaged section of Queensgate mall is now being demolished. Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

The mall was damaged in last November's 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

Hutt City Council said vehicles could now access a restaurant and Hutt City New World.

A council spokeswoman said strong winds had caused delays for the demolition crews, who were still working to bring down the northeastern corner of the mall.

The demolition should be completed in early March if the weather did not cause further delays, she said.

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