Kaikōura Museum

November 30th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Earthquakes, whales and crayfish have a long history in this small east coast settlement. With two mountain ranges behind it and a canyon of epic proportions offshore, it is a marine wonderland. I have been to Kaikōura many times since the 1970s, though the majority of my trips have been in the last 20 years; [...]

Kaikoura Rebuild Earns Awards

November 30th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Recently, New Zealanders marked the second anniversary of the Kaikōura earthquake that hit at two minutes past midnight on November 14, 2016. The 7.8 magnitude quake ripped through the earth from Culverden, 70km south of Kaikōura, to Seddon, 90km north of Kaikōura, and out to sea. GeoNet described the 160km rupture as the earth ‘unzipping’ [...]

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Kia Ora from Kaikoura

December 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Kaikoura residents are excited to report that Friday December 15, 2017 is the day that SH1 will be reopened for travel between Blenheim and Kaikoura and onward to Christchurch. Brilliant! The route has been closed since the earthquake of November 14, 2016. The actual measure of last year’s earthquake in the Kaikoura, Hurunui and Marlborough regions was [...]

  • Whale’s Tale Photo Whale Watch Kaikoura

Kaikoura – Whales and Walks

October 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This issue we’re providing updates on walking/hiking trails around Kaikoura district. Most of the regular hiking trails are open and the town is ready to welcome visitors. The marine life has not been affected at all. Local tourism operators have said the whale, dolphin, seal and albatross viewings have been as good as, if not [...]

  • ‘Slip 1 revisited’ is a good illustration of how the rock has been cleared and the slip stabilised. The highway is being rebuilt at this point, closer to the beach

Kaikoura On the Road to Recovery

April 11th, 2017|Tags: , , |

In our article on Kaikoura in the Feb-Mar issue of NZToday, we mentioned the breathtaking scenery, coastline and marine-life which make the area so unique, and which is part of the reason why it has developed into an enormously popular tourist destination in the last decade or so. In recent years, it has become internationally [...]

Shake, Rattle and Roll

December 18th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

It has been a bit of a rock’n’rolling time over the last few weeks, following the large 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the world for residents in North Canterbury through Kaikoura, all the way through to Seddon and shimmying across the ditch to Wellington. The rest of the country got a shake up as [...]