One of the country's potentially most destructive fault lines is rumbling.
Temperatures are expected to be below average on Sunday.
"It kind of puts life in perspective."
He said he should take their equipment, and their car.
However it's 'changing its approach' to insurance after feedback.
There were concerns they wouldn't come back after the 2016 quakes.
The effects of major 2016 quakes continue to be felt.
"We know a rupture at some point in the future is certain."
The building was damaged in the 2016 Kaikōura quake.
Head of policy Chris Lehane says New Zealand has an "incredible brand".
The exciting news comes after a challenging couple of years for the town.
It's a direct result of the complex 2016 Kaikōura earthquake, scientists say.
It's been described as a rebuild effort "not seen since World War II".
It's been two years since the devastating 7.8-magnitude tremor rocked New Zealand.
Scientists have battled rough seas to place sensors at NZ's largest fault line.
Travellers can stop at Ōhau Point to look out for frolicking seal pups.