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.

14 December 2016: Today we learned 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…