It’s been a wet winter, Newsroom says, with record-breaking rainfall in Wellington resulting in more than 600 slips in one month. Slips have the power to take out our major infrastructure in a matter of seconds, and in a hilly country like New Zealand, that risk is never far away. “The road becomes quite a nice corridor for us to put other infrastructure along … power, telecommunications,” says Liam Wotherspoon, the University of Auckland. “And that’s for efficiency, but the downside can be if we have these sorts of land instabilities occurring, that it can take out quite a few networks at the same time.”