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The Press
Business and health to benefit from new government funding for quake-hit Kaikoura
TVNZ
There's been renewed support today for quake affected areas as the government announced a wave of new initiatives, including $700,000 to help restore Kaikoura's tourism industry. The latest round of money totals more than $1m and is designed to boost ...
Marlborough and Kaikoura receive another $500000 to deal with quake health effectsThe Press

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 21 Apr 2017 
Kaikoura's State Highway 1 south – closure to continue
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
NZ Transport Agency crews are continuing to work on the new slip 3 km south of Peketa, near Kaikoura, over this weekend and into the next fortnight. Despite making good progress since Easter Weekend, the top of the slip remains highly unstable and a ...

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 21 Apr 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Why Irish comic Ed Byrne wants to help Kaikoura
Stuff.co.nz
Irish comedy star Ed Byrne will take a detour from his New Zealand tour next month to play a one-off date in his favourite New Zealand town, Kaikoura, to help the earthquake recovery effort. Byrne, the headline act of this year's New Zealand ...
Irish Comedian Returns Some Love to KaikouraScoop.co.nz (press release)

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 21 Apr 2017 
Route to Kaikoura could be closed until May
New Zealand Herald
Kaikoura's State Highway 1 could be closed for at least two more weeks as dangerous slips are cleared. New Zealand Transport Agency crews continue to work on a new slip about 3km south of Peketa, meaning the highway might not be open until May 1.

 22 Apr 2017 

Radio New Zealand
Leaving Kaikōura for good
Radio New Zealand
Belinda Girl, the owner of the Waipapa Bay campground and crayfish shop on the coast north of Kaikōura, told Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan customers could not get to her business. "It's been different. It is the new normal now. But it has been very ...

 21 Apr 2017 

Radio New Zealand
Kaikōura Harbour to be enhanced post-quake
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced additional funding of $700,000 for the restoration of Kaikōura Harbour, bringing the government's total contribution to $5.7 million. Two major commercial operators, Whale Watch Kaikōura and Encounter ...
Govt tops up funding for Kaikōura recoveryRadio New Zealand
Whale Watch Kaikoura helps fund Harbour restorationVoxy

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 21 Apr 2017 

The Press
Kaikoura discovers silver lining to November 14 earthquake
The Press
The Kaikoura District Council is hoping it has saved millions in erosion control because of the November 14 earthquake. The magnitude-7.8 quake shunted much of Kaikoura's coastline upwards, which Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray says has given the ...

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 19 Apr 2017 
Kaikōura infrastructure rebuild in good hands
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Deliver on time, on budget and up to standard, that's the brief for Kaikōura's new Rebuild Director, Will Doughty. 'Doughty' is an old English word meaning brave, persistent, determined or indomitable – all of which will stand him in good stead for the ...

 20 Apr 2017 
Ryman residents and staff dig deep for Kaikoura
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Ryman residents and staff have raised $22,000 for Kaikoura – which is good news for the earthquake-devastated region's little blue penguins. The coastal town bore the brunt of the November 2016 earthquakes, leaving the settlement cut off by road and ...

 20 Apr 2017 

Radio New Zealand
Out of the erosion zone - quake's unexpected boon
Radio New Zealand
Kaikōura mayor Winston Gray said coastal erosion had been a huge concern for the council before the earthquakes. The land had been receding all around the coastline surrounding the township, including in commercial and residential areas, he said.

 19 Apr 2017 

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