A Civil Defence helicopter made a nappy run to a remote part of Marlborough to bring supplies to a family with a young baby who had been cut off by slips.

A farm manager, his wife and their six-month-old baby son had no power or water for the first three days and access to the road to their house in the Puhi Puhi Valley had been blocked.

Civil Defence spokesman John Foley said the water supply to the farm house has now been reconnected but the toiletries and disposable nappies were very welcome.