natural disasters

A former Queenstown couple are picking up the pieces after Monday's earthquake. Nevin and Sue Wright only moved into their new Kaikoura home on October 4. They feel lucky the damage is only superficial. "A short distance down the road a fellow lost...
Queenstown tourism leaders are confident there'll be no reverberations from the Kaikoura earthquakes, but are vowing to remain vigilant. They say a nationwide effort is under way to reassure travel wholesalers and agents overseas that the rest of the country...
Queenstown needs to learn from the images of collapsed hillsides blocking Kaikoura from every direction, Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead says. The resort would probably face a similar scenario should the Alpine Fault rupture, he says, and Queenstown residents should...
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