Massive landslide at Mount Silberhorn, New Zealand

Massive landslide at Mount Silberhorn, New Zealand

Pilots from Mount Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters have spotted a large landslide at Mount Silberhorn, the fifth highest peak in New Zealand, on December 31, 2020. A spokeswoman from the agency described the slide as 'insane,' and although such an occurrence…

Large rock slope failure develops in Central Otago, New Zealand

Large rock slope failure develops in Central Otago, New Zealand

A major landslip is on the move in Central Otago, New Zealand, prompting authorities to shut the southbound lane on the Cromwell-Clyde Road on SH8 on July 14, 2020. Helicopters with monsoon buckets were delivered from Queenstown to dump water on the slip in an…

Massive landslide prompts long-term closure of State Highway 4, New Zealand

Massive landslide prompts long-term closure of State Highway 4, New Zealand

A landslide has been developing for some time on State Highway 4, between Whanganui and Raetihi in the district of Ruapehu in New Zealand. Reports on October 9, 2019, said the recurring landslide has destroyed roads, resulting in considerable local disruption. The…

Landslide wrecks Waikato hill, New Zealand

Landslide wrecks Waikato hill, New Zealand

Extremely heavy rains that struck North Island, New Zealand over the past week have caused a huge landslide in Waikato District. According to media reports, the entire hillside in Waikato moved on Sunday, March 12, 2017, after the region saw between 180 and 220 mm…

Severe weather hits New Zealand, numerous landslides in West Coast

Severe weather hits New Zealand, numerous landslides in West Coast

A rapidly deepening low-pressure system (bomb low) produced powerful winds and dumped heavy rain on New Zealand on January 18 and 19, 2017, especially on South Island's West Coast where numerous landslides blocked traffic and isolated local communities. The bad…