5:48pm — A slip blocking the Clarence River near Kaikoura has breached, and large wall of water is rushing downstream.  Civil Defence is urging nearby residents to get to higher ground immediately.

Emergency workers began evacuating nearby residents around 3.30pm, before the slip breached as a precautionary measure.

Earlier today, Fish and Game urged anglers to steer clear of the Canterbury river, due to a slip blocking the river in the vicinity of the Dart Stream, with a lake forming behind the blockage.


– NZ Herald