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This sign can be seen on Port Hills Road near Heathcote. It has been put there by members of the community to raise awareness about the homes that have been red stickered in Avoca Valley due to a rock fall hazard. The home owners can not currently live in their homes even though they are not damaged. It is the threat of rocks falling from the hills above the homes that keep them red stickered and out of their homes.

According to their Facebook page:

Following remediation work, since February 22nd, no rocks have fallen onto residential land in Avoca Valley despite over 9500 aftershocks occurring. AVERA has been formed to raise awareness of our plight.

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1 Comment

  1. Steffe on May 29, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I guess they use the better safe than sorry idiom, but I would be a bit upset if I couldn’t live there, as it does seem safe to live there.

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