20 Jun 2013

EQC overseeing landslip in Wellington suburb

9:43 pm on 20 June 2013

Wellington City Council has taken a step back from overseeing a landslip in the suburb of Kingston to let the Earthquake Commission take charge.

Two properties remain no-go zones after the landslip forced residents from their homes on 1 June this year.

The council, engineers and EQC representatives met residents on Wednesday night.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said the meeting was to remind residents they still have the council's full support despite it no longer taking a leading role in assessments.

Investigations are continuing to find the cause of the slip.