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Kingston is a southern suburb of Wellington, New Zealand, south of Brooklyn and Mornington. The suburb was developed in the 1960s, when there was more "cut and fill" earthworks in new subdivisions to provide flat sections. In 2013[1][2][3] and 2017[4][5] there were slips of unstable land, and a Wellington City Council spokesman blamed the "cut and fill" for the slips, though after a previous slip some local residents suggested that broken or faulty water mains or stormwater drains could be responsible.[6] In 2014 a "slip-prone" Kingston house was demolished.[7]

CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityWellington City
Electoral wardSouthern Ward
 • Total2,208
Berhampore Brooklyn, Mornington
Happy Valley

According to the 2013 New Zealand census, the area including Mornington has a population of 2,208, a decrease of 48 people since the 2006 census.[8]


  1. ^ "A Wellington problem that won't go away". Stuff (Fairfax Media). 8 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Council unlikely to be liable for slip". Stuff (Fairfax Media). 11 June 2013.
  3. ^ "A year of living dangerously". Stuff (Fairfax Media). 7 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Slip hits house ..." Stuff (Fairfax Media). 6 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Three homes evacuated after land slip ..." Stuff (Fairfax Media). 7 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Where did the water come from?". Stuff (Fairfax Media). 8 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Slip-affected Kingston home demolished". Stuff (Fairfax Media). 21 July 2014.
  8. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about a place : Kingston-Mornington