8 Jan 2019

Still no access for St Clair slip evacuees in Dunedin

4:41 pm on 8 January 2019

The occupants of six houses in the Dunedin suburb of St Clair remain out of their homes, three weeks after being evacuated due to a slip opening in the area.

A notice on the door of a house in St Clair evacuated because of a landslip

Photo: Otago Daily Times / Peter McIntosh

Four homes were evacuated last month when the slip was reported to the Earthquake Commission.

Two others were also deemed a risk a week later when the full extent of the slip was revealed.

Dunedin City Council, which issued the dangerous building notices, said there is no further information available at present.

The council said it was up to engineers to determine when it would be safe for the residents to return.

One person remains in emergency accommodation organised by the council.

An EQC spokesperson told RNZ six claims had been received relating to the slip, and EQC remains in contact with each claimant.

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