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The government has extended its Kaikoura business assistance package to Hanmer Springs, and for another eight weeks, but some employers say it still falls short of what they need.
Volunteers relocating paua stranded by the Kaikoura earthquake estimate they have moved up to 56 tonnes of the shellfish back into the water.
Geysers erupted in a lake near Rotorua this morning, forcing one witness and her family to flee to higher ground.
It could be weeks before the inland road to Kaikōura is reopened, Civil Defence told the town's residents this afternoon. A New Zealand Defence Force convoy carrying vital supplies to the town took about six and a half hours to travel along the road from Culverden. RNZ reporter Maja Burry joined the convoy and was barely able to stay on her seat at times as the truck dodged landslides and carefully navigated around huge cracks in the road.
Access to Kaikōura remains limited after last week's earthquake, but a pub, pharmacy and coffee cart are among those open for business. RNZ reporter Sally Murphy today visited some of those working and asked how things were going.
It could be another three weeks before the Inland Road to Kaikoura opens. RNZ reporter Maja Burry joined the Defence Force's largest convoy into Kaikoura today.
The Prime Minister, John Key, says fear is starting to set in in Kaikoura, as it becomes apparent just how long the quake recovery could take.
Prime Property Group CEO Eyal Aharoni owns 61 Molesworth St, where people were living illegally before being evacuated due to quake risk. He gave his first interview to Checkpoint.
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