State Highway 1 to Kaikoura reopens after slip
State Highway 1 between Christchurch and Kaikoura has reopened after a slip closed it on Tuesday.
Christchurch Transport Operations Centre spokesman Luke Thomas said the slip on the road between Peketa and Goose Bay had been cleared and the road reopened about 9am.
State Highway 1 was badly damaged and blocked by slips in the November 14 earthquake that hit near Kaikoura.
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The repair bill is expected to reach up to $2 billion.
The New Zealand Transport Agency last week said work to reopen SH1 north of Kaikoura would begin imminently.
However, there were still nine major slips blocking the road between Kaikoura and Clarence, about 40 kilometres north.