The 106-year-old Waiau Lodge Hotel has been red-stickered and is almost beyond repair.
Monday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake took a hefty toll on the local business.
But owners Michelle and Lindsay are made of strong stuff, having lived through the 2011 Christchurch quake.
So how does one muster the strength to fight homelessness and insurance woes for a second time?
Michelle Beri spoke to Paul Henry from outside the damaged pub.
Watch the video.