Kaikoura earthquake: One year on

by Krizzel Canlas14 Nov 2017
A year ago, the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and series of aftershocks saw Kaikōura completely isolated.

One year on today, the Kaikoura District Council reflects on what it described as an “extraordinary year.”

The District Council said: “Our harbour was uplifted by up to two metres, making it usable only at high tide.

“Residents faced uncertainty and loss and a number of tourists and visitors found themselves facing an unexpected extension of their stay in our District.”

The District Council also said there are several community-led events planned to mark the anniversary , these events run throughout November and there's something for everyone.

“This milestone is about coming together to recognise the loss and hardship caused by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake, and to acknowledge all the progress so far and show support as the district continues on its recovery journey.”


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