Safe return for evacuated lane

Last updated 12:34 29/07/2013
Lukes lane
ROSS GIBLIN/Fairfax NZ
SHAKEY SHAFT: An unsafe lift shaft near Lukes Lane caused the central Wellington street to be evacuated.

Relevant offers

Wellington

Rugby bosses need sincerity lessons, says Otago sports sociologist Apathy or strategy: Are Wellington voters biding their time in a strong mayoral race? Victoria University students call for teaching quality to increase with fees Losi Filipo and Wellington Rugby judged by the court of public opinion Bishop and Mallard go head-to-head for blood pressure awareness Judge in Losi Filipo firestorm offered second chance to another rugby player Greater Wellington Regional Council could start paying staff a living wage Drug dealer who got clean gets congratulated by judge New plans for $150m redevelopment of Johnsonville Shopping Centre Man injured after truck hits Karori Tunnel in Wellington

Lukes Lane in central Wellington is expected to be safe to return to sometime tomorrow.

Several buildings surrounding the central Wellington lane, off Manners St, were evacuated on Thursday after the discovery of a dangerously teetering lift shaft.

The shaft was uncovered by chance, days after July 21's 6.5-magnitude quake, when an engineer assessing the adjacent James Smith car park building noticed the damage.

Wellington City Council spokesman Richard MacLean said an epoxy fixing that was helping secure the lift shaft was expected to set tonight, meaning the lane should be safe to return to some time tomorrow.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

What should happen with the Zephyrometer?

Build a new one just like the old one

Replace it with something completely new

Leave it as it is!

Clear the space - not a good place for a sculpture

Vote Result

Related story: Wind wand's future up in the air

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content