Kaikoura – Christchurch

8th November 2018

On the first day, travel by ferry from Wellington, across Cook Strait and through Queen Charlotte Sound to the town of Picton, the northern gateway to the South Island and the wine growing areas of Marlborough to hear about the 14th November 2016 Kaikōura Earthquake impacts on winery and operations.  Thence by comfortable tour bus to overnight in Kaikoura, the coastal community that was impacted and isolated by the Kaikoura earthquake.

9th November 2018

On the second day, visit Takahanga Marae, Kaikōura for a traditional welcome followed by presentation on marae’s role after the 14th November 2016 Kaikōura Earthquake, followed by lunch.  Continue by bus to Christchurch.  The route will be determined by what roads are open during the recovery from the earthquake; in a worst case scenario, the two day bus tour will be replaced by a one hour flight from Wellington to Christchurch and extra time in Christchurch. Once arriving in Christchurch you will be taken on a walking tour of central city to learn about impacts of and rebuild after the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence. 

10th November 2018

On the third and final day of the tour, you will be taken on a tour of Emergency Operations Centre at Emergency Services Precinct. This will be followed by presentations on responses to 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence, 14th November 2016 Kaikōura Earthquake, Port Hills fires 2017, other events.  You will then be taken on a bus tour around the city that highlights the earthquake and fire impacts, the response elements, and the progress in recovery, including the CBD and the University of Canterbury.  After lunch you will hear presentations on how the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence impacted on the University of Canterbury, University EOC and Response Team activities.  The fieldtrip will end in the late afternoon.