Redcliffs suburb in Christchurch evacuated

Redcliffs suburb in Christchurch evacuated

National News

Twelve streets behind Redcliffs Primary School have been evacuated tonight.

The residents were evacuated after cliffs in the area were deemed to be unstable.

The New Zealand Army assisted police with the evacuation, which started about 10pm.

Police say the residents left willingly and those who could not self-evacuate were helped by the army.

Residents have gone to welfare centres at Cowes Stadium and Pioneer Stadium.

Media enquiries should be referred to the Police Media Line on 0274 320 960.