A massive slip has come done at Anaura Bay cutting off all vehicle access and isolating 20 dwellings.
The side of the hill has slipped bringing down 20-30,000 cubic metres of soil. This now covers the road just after the beachfront houses. There is no way vehicles can get through the slip and the land it has slipped on to is private. It is possible for residents to walk around the slip via the beach. It is likely the saturated soils after the recent heavy rain has caused the hill to move.
Contractors are working at the site and will attempt to create a track across the top of the slip where the existing road was.
Six houses further up the road are now isolated as well as another 12 houses at Nuiti Beach which can only be accessed from Anaura Bay Road.
Anaura Bay is situated 85 kilometres north of Gisborne on the East Coast.