The steps from which a Wellington man fell to his death nearly two years ago are to be repaired and maintained following a coroner's finding.
Michael John Webby plunged 12 metres down a set of 60 steep steps leading to his Glenmore St house, which had no handrail, no lighting and no vegetation to break his fall.
He had been returning home from a football match in December 2007.
Coroner Ian Smith said Wellington City Council should carry out a maintenance review of the steps and undertake any necessary maintenance.
He ruled Mr Webby died from blunt force trauma to the head.