Rocks 'still falling' in Ngaio Gorge slip

12:25 pm on 31 July 2017

A twenty-tonne digger has been brought in to clear a large slip in Wellington's Ngaio Gorge but enginneers are still assessing it after it grew over the weekend.

The Ngaio Gorge slip.

The Ngaio Gorge slip. Photo: Wellington City Council

The slip grew significantly at the weekend and the road, which is a major road into the central city, is now completely covered by large boulders and rubble.

Council spokesperson Richard MacLean said a few rocks are still falling, but the slip had not grown much overnight.

Mr MacLean said the road will be closed until at least mid-week.

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