Kaikoura District Council's initial assessment of our buildings, after the Kaikoura 7.8 earthquake, was that no further assessment was required.
Our insurance claim was for contents loss, two broken windows, two broken floor tiles, ten skirting tiles, and $19 for disposal of rubbish.
Since the earthquake, Kaikoura has changed. It has seemingly advanced 20 years. The old, small-town pecking order, has been displaced, by a subtle inundation of new residents servicing infrastructure repairs and tourism growth.