Long road to recovery for Kaikoura businesses

Taroi Black
  • Te Waipounamu

Kei te tatari tonu te hunga e mau atu ana ki Kaikoura kia tuwhera anō te huarahi tuawhenua e whitu tekau, i pākinohia i te rū nui o te atapō o te Mane, ko te noho kore kāinga te otinga atu mō ngā manomano tāngata. Heoi ka noho tonu ētahi o te haukainga ki te whakatika i ō rātou papa kāinga, ko ētahi e whakapono ana ka roa e ora ake anō ai ā rātou pakihi.

E haere tonu ana nga whakamatautau heoi ano e toroa ana te wa ki te whakatika i te huarahi matua whitu tekau mo te haukainga o Kaikoura. 

E ai ki te rakau whakamarumaru ko nga ratonga ohotata, mate whawhati anake ka ahei te kuhu atu.

"Yeah there's only one way in and out at the moment."

Mo etahi o te haukainga kei rongo hoki e ngau kino tonu ana i te ru mai i te timatanga o te wiki.

Hei tā tētahi Kainooho aAlisha Sullivan, “It was a terrifying noise, it was loud, everything was moving together you could hardly stand. We had to brace ourselves on the door and quickly make our way out to the front."

Kua whakaae a Alisha Sullivan kia noho hoki ia ki te awhina i te taone mo etahi atu ko te whakatika i nga uauatanga o a ratou pakihi.

“We haven't been open for two days now and until they get Inland road open we're going to be closed for quite some time.”

I runga i a Kawe Korero inapo ko te kii a te tumu whakarae o Whale Watch Kaikoura kare ratou i whiwhi he putea awhina mai i te kawanatanga. 

Heoi ano ka takoha atu te kawanatanga he whitu ira rima miriona tara ki nga pakihi pakupaku ake i roto o Kaikoura.