Slip-affected houses being knocked down

Demolition of houses above slip begins

Last updated 15:19 17/07/2014
Wellington slip
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SINKING FEELING: The damage left by the Kingston slip.

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Demolition of two slip-affected homes has started in the Wellington suburb of Kingston.

The houses were among those in Priscilla Crescent evacuated after a massive landslip came down in June last year.

Today a digger was on site, taking one of the homes down. It was planned to knock down a second home down tomorrow.

Emergency services were called to Kingston last year after a resident found a substantial chunk of the cliff had fallen away.

The slip was about 150 metres high and 40 metres wide.

Dozens of residents were evacuated, and the worst affected homes have remained cordoned off since then.

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