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Quite amazing pictures of the recent earthquakes in New Zealand. The cost of repairing the damage will run into billions. And if you look at the live earthquake map online, they are still having regular tremors that are making damage caused even worse.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37970775

 

Having been to that part of New Zealand, the major road network is pretty limited and if you have the main road blocked by landslides, the alternative roads will mean a detour that would take hours. Kaikoura has been completely cut off and tourists are being taken out by helicopter.

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I visited Kaikoura in 2002 and also Christchurch. I think they still haven't fully restored buildings damaged in 2011.

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Beautiful country and the south island is lovely and quiet, with hardly any traffic. Like living in Britain 40 years ago. Kaikoura which has been cut of by landslides is known by the phrase " where the mountains meet the sea". You have a nice town by the sea and in the background you have pictuesque mountain ranges.

 

Well worth a visit if you get the chance and all around the country they have really good value motels.

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one place for some reason always wanted to emigrate to, OZ too hot for me and heard NZ had not so hot climate

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one place for some reason always wanted to emigrate to, OZ too hot for me and heard NZ had not so hot climate

 

 

Indeed it is a beautiful country, SD. IMHO, it is like Scotland, scenic wise.. and with a mild climate.

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Most scenic part has to be Queenstown and around that area. That is where many of the wealthy Kiwis live e.g Sam Neil ( actor), Tiger Woods ex caddy. Auckland is ok, but i actually preferred Wellington.

 

If i were ever to go back, i would spend most of the time at the bottom of the south island.

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Indeed it is a beautiful country, SD. IMHO, it is like Scotland, scenic wise.. and with a mild climate.

 

Must be good :)

 
 

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