Porirua's Red Cross Response Team is lending a hand down in Nelson.
They headed over this morning, and today they have been assisting those who have been forced out of their homes to go back in in 30 minute stints to collect their belongings. They are working in teams with geotechnical engineers, civil defence and rescue team members to make sure the site is secure before going in.
Such a lovely view from this house -
But then you have a look out the back, just up the hill....