Photo by Mark Price.
A rockfall has reduced the road between Wanaka and Treble
Cone skifield to one lane, possibly for several days.
Constable Greg Nolet, of Wanaka, said at one point there was
a kilometre-long queue of vehicles waiting to pass the slip
The biggest rocks, which fell from a steep bluff just west of
the Motatapu River, were the size of cars. Queenstown Lakes
District Council acting chief engineer Richard Hilliard said
a specialist technical assessment of the slope would be
required before the rocks were moved.
A section of Mt Aspiring Rd would remain one-lane until then.