Digital Photograph: Helicopter with Monsoon Bucket washing away unstable rocks

Michael Davies
Production date
25 Feb 2011
One portrait colour digital photograph taken on 25 February 2011 showing a helicopter using a monsoon bucket to wash away unstable rocks from cliffs behind the Lyttelton Container Terminal.
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One of the immediate priorities in Lyttelton was stabilising the transport routes both from Lyttelton to Christchurch and the port infrastructure so that goods could be brought into the region by sea. The helicopter pictured is using monsoon buckets of water to wash loose rocks from the cliffs above the road access to the Lyttelton Container Terminal. The road above where the rocks are being dislodged is the Sumner Road which remained closed (as of September 2013) between Lyttelton and its summit at Evans Pass.
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Lyttelton Port, Lyttelton Container Terminal
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