The forgotten impact
Kaikoura earthquake: Wellington still paying the price
The Kaikoura earthquake has had a devastating and on-going effect on Kaikoura. The earthquake also affected Wellington, but (thankfully) at greatly reduced force.
However, as we will highlight, even this smaller magnitude effect has had a lasting impact on many Wellingtonian’s way of life. This reality prompts questions: how resilient is Wellington? What might have happened if the Kaikoura earthquake occurred even slightly closer to Wellington? And finally, what should be our response as a country to this event?