Kaikoura Rocked by a Strong 4.6 Magnitude Earthquake

Our thoughts are with the long suffering residents of Kaikoura after the township was rocked by yet another strong earthquake. The New Zealand Herald wrote: Geonet reported on its website that the quake was centred at a depth of 17km and located 15km north-east of Kaikoura. Its intensity was described as “strong”. The quake struck…

Stuff’s Coverage of the Kaikoura Earthquake Wins Canon Media Award

News site Stuff.co.nz, and associated newspapers, have won an award for their coverage of the Kaikoura earthquake Stuff’s coverage of 2016’s biggest story – November’s 7.8-magnitude Kaikoura earthquake – has been praised at the Canon Media Awards, alongside Fairfax’s deep local and investigative reporting. Awarding the Best Coverage of a Major News Event category, judges…

“Insurers Censoring Information Provided to Kaikoura Earthquake Claimants.”Erin Brockovich, and the CERA Fraud Case

The website Rebuild Christchurch has re-published a startling revelation alleging that the NZ insurance council forced Kaikoura local district council to censor a video about how to make an earthquake claim. According to the site, the video was designed to assist earthquake claimants who are still struggling after the massive earthquake in November last year.…

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.…