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The earthquake left large open space areas in the city, some are now temporarily filled with activities "gap fillers". Here a Dance-o-mat!
Christchurch was severely damaged by an earthquake in 2011. Large construction works are still ongoing e g the Christchurch cathedral in the rear.
The Heritage hotel in Christchurch
Lunch at one of the many Vineyards
The earthquake moved the entire south island 3 meters closer to the north island!
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On Nov 14, 2016 a magnitude 7.8 earthquake with epicenter 60 km from Kaikoura made major damage to the town and lifted the seabed outside the coast.
Kaikoura Lavender farm with Mount Fyffes in the distance
The coastal road towards Kaikoura
Another tidy B&B in Blenheim
Gramados Brazilian restaurant in Blenheim
Brancott estate in he heart of Marlborough wine district
Return by water taxi. The boat is pulled to shore over the tidal flats by tractor.
Hiking trails in good order
The Weka(!) bird - One of New Zealands birds that do not fly.