Another Severe Earthquake Disturbs NZ

Another severe earthquake has rocked New Zealand. The shallow magnitude 5.2 quake was centered near Seddon at a depth of 13 km, 86 km south of Wellington at 12.17 am January 6, NZ time. View the details here. As yet a full damage assessment hasn’t been made, but the quake comes at peak tourist time…

Only 62% of Accommodation, 60% of Activity Providers are Currently Open for Business in Kaikoura. And, the Beginning of the end for the Kaikoura Star?

Further evidence today of the continued impact of the Kaikoura earthquake on the small fishing village. It’s peak tourist season but according to Whale Watch Kaikoura’s Facebook page Kaikōura Business Update: 48 – Accommodation Providers (62%) are currently open for business. 82 – Retail, Hospitality and General Service Providers (82%) are currently open for business.…

The Final Straw. Hello Kaikoura Pharmacy, Goodbye Global Culture. And Bill and Gerry Visit and Upset People.

Today we learn of the departure of another small business from Kaikoura – Global Culture. Business owner Browyn Chandler and her husband Jon had the dream lifestyle, according to Emma Dangerfield writing for the Kaikoura Star, spending their time between Kaikoura and Rangiora. They’d been running Global Culture for 12 years, it was “a labour…

‘World Class in NZ’ : Steel Mesh; and Hundreds of Requests for Emergency Housing in Kaikoura, but Hey Let’s Repair the Skate Park and Pool

Kaikoura is turning into the Marlborough equivalent of Christchurch’s eastern suburbs, a residential area that was affected badly during the Christchurch earthquakes. And it looks as if the same, tired solutions will be used in Kaikoura that were used in Christchurch: people are likely to be homed in expensive caravans and mobile homes that will…

Families Leave Kaikoura as First School Reopens, Aftershocks Continue to Rattle Residents. List of Damaged Buildings Begins to Emerge

Similar to what happened after the Christchurch earthquake, residents have began leaving the small town of Kaikoura after the massive 7.8 earthquake on the 14 November 2016. The large magnitude of the quake made it one of the world’s three largest earthquakes in 2016, and second in magnitude to only one New Zealand earthquake since…