On January 23, 2019 a significant slip occurred at Cape Kidnappers, resulting in the Hastings District Council closing beach access from Clifton in the interests of public safety. On this page the council will provide updates on any other slip activity, progress with geologist investigations of the area, and decision-making around beach access to the area.
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See below before and after photos following a second slip on February 2. Click images to enlarge.
Beach access from Clifton to Cape Kidnappers will remain closed until risk management measures are put in place.
7 March 2019
Access to Cape Kidnappers along Clifton Beach will be re-opened while a Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) is underta...
6 March 2019
An interim geologist’s report into the landslide at Cape Kidnappers will be presented to Hastings district counci...
25 February 2019
Investigations into the landslide at Cape Kidnappers are continuing this week, taking into account a third slip tha...
13 February 2019
A second significant slip, similar in size to the first recent landslide at Cape Kidnappers, has again increased th...
7 February 2019
Access to Cape Kidnappers remains closed to pedestrians and vehicles while further information is gathered about th...
1 February 2019
Access to Cape Kidnappers from Clifton remains closed to vehicles and pedestrians. Safety of the public remains par...
25 January 2019
The initial assessments conducted by Geologists today have observed further rockfalls around the recent Cape Kidnap...
25 January 2019
Update to the response from Hastings District Council to the Cape Kidnappers landslide as follows:
24 January 2019
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