The road is open!
The slip on the Queenstown-Frankton road is still on the move – at the impressive speed of 1mm per hour (or about 1 inch per day). This is slow enough for the road to be reopened during the day, but closed at night to allow repair work.
Lake Wakatipu is slowly on the way down, at 1cm per hour (10 inches per day). Queenstown is open for business… sort-of. It may be Christmas before some businesses in the town are up and running again. But at least all frustrated WETA folks are now free to roam.