Richie McCaw in top-secret surprise for Ward kids

It's been one month since the Kaikōura and North Canterbury earthquakes, and you might recall a small place called Ward suffered a devastating direct hit.

Since then, families and children have been living in makeshift accommodation and, in some cases, they're sleeping in tents and caravans.

Story joined a top-secret mission to bring a little early Christmas cheer to the kids of Ward.

It included presents and a particular former All Blacks Captain.

Watch the video for the full Story report.