Omokoroa slip strikes again

Omokoroa residents Bob and Kate Newcombe woke up this morning to find a slip in their neighbourhood – located on the same area of land that gave way about 30 years ago.

The large section of land slipped away yesterday after torrential rain fell in the area.

Bob and Kate Newcombe assess the large slip on Thursday.

Bramley Drive in Omokoroa is located at the top of the slip, but only one property is close to it.

Bob estimates the slip is about 30 metres high and 200 metres wide, forming a crescent shape at the top.

He remembers when the same area of land collapsed in the late 1970s.

He says a number of homes went over the edge when it happened.

“A couple of homes went down the bank, they had to remove a few others and take them down to the golf course.”

Bob says the new slip is the same size.

“It's pretty impressive. It's just completely covered up the original slip. The whole area's been covered up again.”

A number of smaller slips occurred in Omokoroa during the heavy rain.

“It's just part of Omokoroa.”

Read an engineer's view of the slip here.

1 Comment


Posted on 12-05-2011 14:32 | By WORMTONGUE

More rain than usual does haev that affect on the land, especially if undergrowth is removed and/or house dispose of roof rain water into soak holes at the top of the cliffs, that all fuels the end result of a one way ticket to the the bottom.

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