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Road crews worked against the clock to get SH1 north of Kaikōura open before Christmas.

SH1 north of Kaikōura to reopen tomorrow

Road crews worked against the clock to get the highway back open before Christmas.

Damage from the Kaikōura quake.

Scientists' chilling prediction of 9.0 mega-quake for NZ

Geologists say the Kaikoura and Christchurch disasters would pale in comparison to a megathrust quake.

Wellington was thousands of kilometres away from the Kaikoura earthquake epicentre - but the city is still recovering.

Kaikoura earthquake anniversary a timely reminder

A few screws and brackets could save a life, the Earthquake Commission says.

One year on, they are still alive and have even had calves.

World famous quake cows 'fit and well' - farmer

One year on, they are still alive and have even had calves.

Kaikōura has paused to remember last year's devastating earthquake with the unveiling of a memorial sculpture.

Recovery, remembrance and resilience in Kaikōura one year on

Kaikōura has paused to remember last year's devastating earthquake.

KAIKOURA, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14:  Huge slips, caused by the 7.5 earthquake, are seen blocking State Highway One north of Kaikoura on November 14, 2016 in New Zealand. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck 20km south-east of Hanmer Springs at 12.02am and triggered tsunami warnings for many coastal areas. (Photo by Mark Mitchell - Pool/Getty Images)

$351m spent on Kaikoura quake repairs

Huge progress has been made since last year's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Kaikōura's road-building effort is ramping up to meet its deadline.

Quake-damaged SH1 to re-open by Christmas

Kaikōura's road-building effort is ramping up to meet its deadline.

For Mt Lyford residents, life is finally back to normal.

Tiny community recovering after Kaikōura quake

For Mt Lyford residents, life is finally back to normal.

Kaikōura headed to the races.

Thousands flock to Kaikoura Trotting Cup

The region is still recovering from the earthquakes, but that didn't stop the town heading to the races.

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Earthquake strikes near Kaikōura

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake near Kaikōura has rattled central New Zealand.

Accommodation in the area is hard to come by.

Kaikōura in accommodation crisis a year on from quake

Residents say they've been driven out because there's nowhere to live.

SH1 near Kaikoura.

Kaikoura highway should be open by Xmas - NZTA

Work on earthquake-damaged SH1 north of Kaikoura is progressing well.

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Kaikōura whale watching back in business

The harbour was closed following the devastating quake.

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Kaikoura rail line shuts one month after reopening

This time heavy rainfall has caused its closure.

The situation is forcing people to leave the town they love.

Kaikōura rebuild takes toll on families' accommodation

The situation is forcing people to leave the town they love.

It's the first since the town was crippled by an earthquake 10 months ago.

Public flocks to Kaikōura's Seafest

It's the first since the town was crippled by an earthquake 10 months ago.

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Fisherman sold paua on black market

He received cash, favours, alcohol and meat in exchange for the illegal catch.

The 7.9-magnitude tremor in Kaikoura last year caused serious damage to the road network.

Kaikoura quake triggered Hawke's Bay slow slips - study

The discovery could help with forecasting.

New Zealand Fur seal yelling

Seals ushered to safety by specialist crews in Kaikoura

With road crews taking back some of the shoreline, some very important inhabitants have to vacate.

The massive slip on State Highway 1 north of Kaikoura has been cleared.

Major slip cleared north of Kaikoura

It's the first time the road has been clear since November's earthquake.