Architectural concept designs for a $19m – $21m revamp of the Kaikōura waterfront have been approved.
The recovery and improvement of the Kaikōura transport networks have been recognised at the Public Services Commission Spirit of Service Awards.
Work to make transport networks around Kaikōura safer and more resilient following the November 2016 earthquake is due to be completed on 15 December.
Tourism coming to a grinding halt due to Covid-19 restrictions draws parallels to the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake, says tour operator Encounter Kaikōura.
We’ve been down this path before with Christchurch and Kaikōura earthquakes, says Graeme Abbot.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has re-started the sale-by-tender process for the temporary accommodation village used by crew working on the Kaikōura earthquake recovery.
KiwiRail, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery Alliance have won the Supreme Award at the Engineering NZ ENVI Awards.
KiwiRail has been recognised for its campaign to relaunch the Coastal Pacific Great Journeys of New Zealand service following the Kaikoura earthquake.
Further details of the upcoming royal visit to New Zealand by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have been revealed.
KiwiRail’s restoration of its rail line between Picton and Christchurch following the November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake has been recognised internationally.
The end is in sight for the highway and rail rebuild along SH1 north and south of Kaikōura, as well as the inland route to Waiau, says the NZ Transport Agency.
The town “is staging a marvellous comeback” from the 2016 quake, says the home sharing service.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was among the dignitaries who jumped aboard Friday’s special commemorative Coastal Pacific service.
Two years on from the magnitude 7.8 earthquake which devastated Kaikōura, the popular seaside tourism destination is well on the road to recovery with visitor spend down just 15% for the year compared with pre-quake figures.
Gray reflects on the two years since the November 14 earthquake that sealed-off his tourism-dependent town.
Whale Watch Kaikōura this year extended its annual offer of free tours for local preschoolers to school-children across the wider region as a way to “give back” to the local community following the November 2016 earthquake.
Kaikōura is planning to achieve pre-quake visitor spend levels and be recognised as a new conference and corporate meetings destination by the end of FY20.
Extension of closure for SH1 south of Kaikōura – all day Wednesday and Thursday to 3 pm
State Highway 1 between Picton and Christchurch will re-open for night-time travel from the end of April for the first time since the Kaikoura earthquake in November 2016.
Kaikōura has made a welcome return to strong growth as the region’s recovery is underpinned by a booming tourism sector.
A group of international seabird scientists will be among the first using the reopened highway to Kaikoura today.
The NZ Transport Agency has provided guidance for people planning to travel between Picton and Christchurch after State Highway 1 re-opens tomorrow, Friday 15 December.
The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed the initial hours of operation for State Highway 1 north and south of Kaikoura will be 7am until 8.30pm, when the road reopens next month.
This story views the initial impact on the district, and subsequent effects, through the lens of statistics.
The Minister of Civil Defence Kris Faafoi has announced that the Kaikōura Harbour is open again after being badly damaged in the 14 November 2016 earthquake.
A year on it is pleasing to see progress made, delivering some respite for residents and truck drivers.
DOC staff have had a busy year managing the impacts of the November 2016 earthquake on native species and conservation areas and that work continues.
Kaikoura District Council – One year on, reflections on an extraordinary year and a look at what happens now
The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed plans to open State Highway 1 (SH1) north of Kaikoura to traffic on Friday 15 December, restoring the coastal highway link from Picton to Christchurch.
Red Travel, a division of Christchurch’s Iconic Red Bus Urban passenger transport company, has launched a new daily service from Christchurch to Kaikoura.
NIWA scientists have found signs of recovery in the Kaikōura Canyon seabed, 10 months after powerful submarine landslides triggered by the November earthquake wiped out organisms living in and on the seabed.
A sculpture commissioned by KiwiRail to recognise the immense impact of the Kaikoura Earthquake on the rail link between Picton and Christchurch and on the wider community will be unveiled on Friday as freight services resume on the line.
KiwiRail has linked up the track between Picton and Christchurch for the first time since November’s Kaikoura earthquake devastated the line.
Turning Kaikoura’s unique geological features into a geopark could be a perfect way to harness the region’s natural beauty and sustain its economy
Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the NZ Transport Agency Board’s approval of $231m of improvements to the 60km section of State Highway 1 between Clarence and Oaro.
Kaikoura is open for long weekends using SH1 from Christchurch. From 20 June to 30 September, SH1 south road will be open for travel every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday during daylight hours.
The Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee says settlement offers for the majority of claims from the Kaikōura earthquake are on track to be made by the end of the year.
Kaikoura’s Whale Watch has won the Australasian Responsible Tourism Award at this year’s World Tourism Awards.
University of Canterbury and NZ Transport Agency launch new student challenge to help Kaikoura
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A visitor levy, accelerated world heritage status and airport future-proofing are all mooted in a tourism-centric Kaikōura District recovery plan.
Two major commercial tourism operators are putting their hands in their pockets to support the restoration of Kaikoura harbour.
The first trade famil from North China to visit Kaikoura since the earthquake arrives this week.
State Highway 1, south of Kaikoura, will be closed to all traffic for eight days from 8pm on Sunday, 26 March to 7am on Tuesday 4 April to enable emergency slip face stabilisation work to be carried out.
An experienced traveller and buisnesswoman, Buurman is using all of her skills and knowledge to guide her business through the recovery following the Kaikoura earthquake.
The government has extended its support to earthquake-stricken businesses in North Canterbury and has also provided a $870,000 package to help promote the region.
KiwiRail took a $9m hit in revenue due to the Kaikoura earthquake however tourism services on its Interislander ferry service was booming.
Tourism Holdings Limited’s (THL) New Zealand tourism operations saw earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) jump to $4.3m for the half-year to 31 December 2016, up 30% on the previous corresponding period.
Kaikoura had a record 41% in guest nights at the district’s hotels, motels, backpackers, and campgrounds in November, Statistics New Zealand said yesterday.
A “black hole” in knowing where tourists were and what they are doing could have had devastating consequences if Kaikoura’s earthquake had taken place during the day, according to Lincoln University’s David Simmons.