Evacuation due to concerns about cliff face

Evacuation due to concerns about cliff face

National News

Police are evacuating up to 60 properties in the Redcliffs area due to concerns about the stability of a cliff face.

Residents in Kinsey Terrace, Tuawera Terrace and at the bottom of Clifton Terrace are asked to proceed past the Sumner Beach Surf club and assemble in an area near the Poseidon Cafe.

Police are making direct contact with each affected house.

A geologist is assessing cracks in a nearby cliff which are causing concerns.

It is not known how long those residents will be out of their homes.

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