This story was first published on Sunday June 24
Dramatic footage has been captured of the moment a large slip barrels down a hill in the Bay of Plenty closing a section of State Highway Two this afternoon.
Michael Tabudravu was lucky to avoid catastrophe as the slip came down only metres away from him in the Waioeka Gorge, 30 minutes south of Opotiki.
The NZ Transport Agency say Motu Rd is also closed after the incident and motorists are asked to avoid the area.
The latest updates states that the Waioeka Gorge will remain closed overnight due to the "significant slip."
Motorists are asked to use SH35 as a detour.