The eastern part of the Esplanade was cordoned off after the hole appeared. Photo by Linda Robertson
A new sinkhole has opened up in the Esplanade at St Clair
after heavy seas battered the sea wall.
The hole appeared about 5pm this evening and the eastern part
of the Esplanade has been cordoned off.
Dunedin City Council staff say the extent of the problem will
not be known until the sea wall below can be inspected at low
The area has experienced big tides over the past few
Several holes opened up in the Esplanade last year after big
tides sucked sand away from beach exposing the foot of the
wall allowing fill to escape under it.
Full story in tomorrow's Otago Daily Times.