Golden Bay, Kaikōura and Taranaki have a big job on their hands cleaning up Cyclone Gita damage

Emergency food supplies have been taken by two barges to communities stranded in Golden Bay.

But two days on from the landslides that closed the State Highway 60 access road, some are getting frustrated at what they see as a lack of coordination in trying to get people out.

Jo Boyes has a visitor who needs to fly home to Australia tomorrow.

"There's no coordination, the people in the visitor's centre are out of their depth," she said. "They're used to booking fishing trips and trips to Farewell Spit, they don't have enough information."

Some visitors were leaving by air or by sea shuttle, but services are limited. 

Jasmine Polglase from i-Site said those with vehicles had the option to leave them behind.

"Leave your keys with us, we'll transfer your vehicle to a safe place", she said.

Or there's a $600 barge service to Kaiteriteri for vehicles only.

Hilary Cooper from Colorado is less worried about being stuck in the Bay.

"I don't feel stranded, people here are fairly self-sufficient", she said

On Thursday, two barges were sent to Port Tarakohe with food supplies, filling some holes at Takaka's only supermarket.

Panic buying has eased, although essentials like milk and bread have run out.

Supermarket owner Roger Tait was surprised at the amount of pet food bought.

"Pet food surprised me, when people are buying essentials, but I guess people want to look after their pets", he said.

At the same time as supplies were brought in, Fonterra was trying to get cream out - 40,000 litres of it.

"So we can keep the plant going, otherwise it'll be an environmental issue, we'll have to dump milk and bury it," site services coordinator Gary Harwood said.

"The barge is capable of carrying two [Fonterra] tankers, and will hopefully turn around and bring back chilled goods and gas," said Sarah Chapman from Civil Defence Emergency Management.

Fuel sales are still restricted to $30 worth per day. 

Crews with heavy machinery are working to clear the Takaka Hill Road, but it's still expected to be several days until it re-opens.

Meanwhile, State Highway 1 suffered 60 slips on the Kaikoura Coast during the storm.

The railway line also came off it tracks and was pushed across the road.

One slip has completely swallowed up a home and filled it with shingle.

Dave Mcllroy salvaged just a few possesions from his home before it was buried beneath a landside of gravel.

The powerful storm on Wednesday afternoon propelled rocks and stones into his two-bedroom house tucked below a rock face. 

The walls in every single room are bulging and overflowing with gravel.

In Taranaki, one of the region's big events has suffered as a result of water shortages caused by the cyclone.

The Americana car festival wasn't able to stop in Waitara this year as the town faced severe water restrictions.

The region's main hospital postponed elective surgeries today due to the shortage and several schools remain closed.