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Kaikoura earthquake

Postby wayno » Wed 16 Nov, 2016 2:38 pm

Estimates are, there are around 100,000 land slips that have occured in the area, a lot of them major slips...

Find out the latest information about DOC facilities in the affected areas: Kaikoura and South Marlborough, Eastern South Island and the West Coast.

Latest update: 15 November 2016
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is in the process of checking its huts, tracks and structures following Monday’s earthquake and subsequent aftershocks in North Canterbury. DOC staff are working to confirm that tracks and huts in the worst affected areas are safe to use but it will be some days until we have full information.

DOC staff are also assisting with the Civil Defence response to the earthquake in the South Marlborough and Kaikoura areas.

Kaikoura and South Marlborough
People are urged to stay away from all DOC managed tracks and conservation areas in South Marlborough and Kaikoura until further notice as we still have to assess damage.

http://www.doc.govt.nz/news/issues/kaikoura-earthquake/
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Re: Kaikoura earthquake

Postby photohiker » Wed 16 Nov, 2016 4:06 pm

Hope it recovers well, but by the sound of it, it won't be fast!

We were last there in 2007. Great spot!

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Re: Kaikoura earthquake

Postby RonK » Wed 16 Nov, 2016 6:17 pm

So sad - I visited Christchurch after both major quakes and last year in March I cycled south along SH1 and stayed a couple of days in Kaikoura. I feel a real sympathy for the poor buggers who live there.

I stopped at Nins Bin for a feed of crayfish, even though I almost choked on the price. It was a real pleasure at cycling pace to soak up the views along those sections, many of which are now mostly covered by rubble. And watching the seal pups at play in the nursery pools was a sheer delight.

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Kaikoura earthquake

Postby RonK » Thu 17 Nov, 2016 8:17 pm

Since my previous post where I mentioned watching the seal pups at play in the nursery pools, I've read a report that the seal breeding area at Ohau Waterfall has been completely destroyed. Sad gets sadder.
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Re: Kaikoura earthquake

Postby tomh » Sat 19 Nov, 2016 3:40 pm

More news coming in

DOC huts swept away in earthquake slips......"We can confirm two huts in back country Kaikoura have been destroyed. Both Barratts Hut and Barratts Bivvy were swept away in a large slip and both are buried,..."

There's damage to other huts in the area but so far no reports of missing or injured trampers -
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/86647779/doc-huts-swept-away-in-earthquake-slips
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Re: Kaikoura earthquake

Postby wayno » Sat 19 Nov, 2016 3:44 pm

buried 150 metres deep under a rock fall...
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Re: Kaikoura earthquake

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Re: Kaikoura earthquake

Postby wayno » Sun 20 Nov, 2016 5:21 pm

the article is riddled with mistakes about his location and elevation.... too many for me to have time to elaborate.
i'd blame the journalist for shoddy work, i'm not casting doubt on the climber Stuff are notorious for making mistakes in their articles and not fact checking
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Re: Kaikoura earthquake

Postby michael_p » Tue 22 Nov, 2016 3:05 pm

I have relatives in NZ and one of them lives in Kaikoura. Talking to some of the relatives today and there has been massive physical damage up and down the coast. Not to mention the economic impact on local businesses (well known lobster area) and tourism (who hasn't enjoyed that wonderful drive down the coast from Picton to Christchurch). The cost of recovery will be enormous and take years to fix.

Luckily my relative that lives in Kaikoura hasn't sustained any damage to their home. They were out of town at the time of the quake and have been unable to get home yet. With no roads in opened yet they aren't sure when they will be able to go home.

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