Cliff Face Rock Road Paper
State Highway 6, Rocks Road, Nelson traverses the base of a 40 m high sea cliff. Sections of this cliff
face have been subject to ongoing local failures that have caused temporary closure of the state highway.
Earthquake Information Worth Knowing
The northern part of the South Island, consisting of Nelson City with Tasman and Marlborough districts to the west and east respectively and here for convenience called the “Top of the South” region, lies within the most seismically active part of New Zealand.
Tahunanui Slump Report
Nelson has a wide range of slope instability which largely reflects the varied geology of this city.
One area of significant instability involves about 26 ha of hillside overlooking popular Tahunanui
Beach. This area, the active Tahunanui Slump, is part of a complex rotational landslide.