Poppy production helped along by prison's oldest inmates

After moving around for the last few years, Anzac Day poppy production is now firmly back in Christchurch. Source: 1 NEWS

Slip blocks southbound lane of Rimutaka Hill Road

A slip has blocked the southbound lane of the Rimutaka Hill Road north of Wellington at the bottom of the Featherston side.

Police are warning motorists on the road, State Highway 2, there'll be delays.

The entire southbound lane is blocked at the bottom of the Featherston side.

Traffic is already built up in the area as people travel back to Wellington from events in Wairarapa.

Contractors will work to clear the slip and traffic control will be put in place.

Police are asking motorists to be patient and follow the advice of emergency services.

Rimutaka Hill Road


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