It details unlawful dumping and "virtually non-existent" marine mammal catch reporting.
But at the same time, delivered what it will need to recover.
Three bright lights appeared in the sky in 1978 - and the Govt's explanations still don't add up.
"He loved his family and friends."
Is there truth to reports 12m waves "will CRUSH New Zealand"?
The quake was only 9km deep, and 5km northwest of the township.
Golden Bay, Kaikōura and Taranaki all sustained damage in Tuesday's cyclone.
A Kaikōura resident laments losing an important piece of history.
The focus is now on preparing Wellington for recovery, should disaster strike.
Images show the giant blocks being wrenched from their positions in Kaikoura.
Meanwhile thousands in the North Island are still waiting for power to return.
It's only three weeks since SH1 near Kaikoura was re-opened following the 2016 quake.
The highway to the town had been closed for more than a year.
Demolition work has begun on Wellington's Statistics House, which was damaged during last year's Kaikōura earthquake.