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Radio New Zealand
Race to finish SH 1 north of Kaikōura
Radio New Zealand
The road south of Kaikōura was reopened some time ago, but the route north, which saw nine major slips, was expected to open next Friday. One of the worst slips was at Ohau Point, famous for its seal colony. The earthquake brought down about 100,000 m3 ...

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 8 Dec 2017 
Briefings: Disaster fund 'fully exhausted' after Christchurch, Kaikoura claims
New Zealand Herald
New Zealand's emergency cash stashed away for major natural disasters is forecast to be "fully exhausted" once all of the Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquake claims are settled, according to internal Government documents released today. It could take ...

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 7 Dec 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Fearless abseilers spend 10 hours a day working above Kaikōura highway
Stuff.co.nz
Abseilers brave the steep, and the heat, to stabilise cliff faces south of Kaikōura ahead of SH1 reopening. Working 100 metres up, dangling from a rope on a cliff face for up to 10 hours a day might sound terrifying. But for these "super human ...

 9 Dec 2017 

The Press
Great Walk to bring economic benefits to quake-hit regions
The Press
There are currently eight Great Walks in the country, with a ninth due to be completed in 2019. The Department of Conservation (DOC) is proposing to add two more to this list because of capacity issues with the existing great walks. The two proposals ...

 10 Dec 2017 

Radio New Zealand
Kaikoura locals get first glimpse of soon-to-open SH1
Radio New Zealand
Residents worst affected by the closure of quake damaged SH1 north of Kaikoura got their first glimpse today of what the road will look like when it reopens next week. Logan Church went along for the ride.

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 8 Dec 2017 
Watch: Meet the dedicated army working to get Kaikoura's coastal highway open on time
TVNZ
A week out from the monumental achievement of the re-opening of the coastal road north from Kaikoura, TVNZ1's Seven Sharp went to meet the army of men and women responsible for making it happen. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration ...

 8 Dec 2017 
Afternoon opening confirmed for SH1 north of Kaikoura
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed that SH1 north of Kaikoura will open during the afternoon of Friday 15 December, connecting the coastal corridor for the first time since November 2016. NZ Transport Agency Earthquake Recovery Manager Tim Crow says ...

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 7 Dec 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Four Square store which served community after Kaikōura earthquake closes
Stuff.co.nz
A business that provided vital aid for it's townspeople has closed its doors more than a year after the earthquake. Owners of Four Square Kaikōura Nick and Stephanie Thompson said they can no longer trade until the damage to their building has been ...

 6 Dec 2017 

Marlborough Express
Cobra 10s gives Kaikōura student Adam Ford first taste of international sport
Marlborough Express
"We trained morning and night for the first week, and learnt a lot of basic training," he said. These days Adam splits his time between show jumping and rugby. He represented Canterbury Country under 18s and North Canterbury under 16s last year ...

 6 Dec 2017 

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