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7.5 quake: details the day after

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 14/11/2016

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE WAKE OF MONDAY'S MAGNITUDE 7.5 QUAKE.

KAIKOURA

* Aftershocks continue, with 1000 since Monday's magnitude 7.5 - including with a strong 5.8 hitting near Seddon on Tuesday afternoon

* Defence Force has hundreds of personnel, four helicopters and an Orion evacuating trapped tourists and delivering supplies to Kaikoura, which remains cut off by road - but weather has slowed the effort

* HMNZS Canterbury and HMNZS Wellington on the way to help, with US and Japanese militaries offering assistance as well

* Water supplies in Kaikoura expected to only last three days with about 1200 tourists are stuck in the town - 140 who are now on a priority list to get out

* Boil water warning in effect in whole Hurunui district and sewage systems damaged

* Power restored in Hanmer Springs, Culverden, Cheviot and Kaikoura but still out in parts of wider Kaikoura District and Hurunui District

* A group of stranded cows that made global headlines have reportedly been rescued

TRANSPORT

* SH1 from Cheviot to Seddon closed

* SH7A from Hanmer Springs to Tekoa Range reopened for light vehicles

* SH6 between Rai Valley and Renwick has now re-opened

* SH7 from Waipara to Springs Junction reopened but care urged

* SH1 from Picton to Blenheim reopened but care urged

* Interisland ferry crossings have resumed with limited services

* Passenger trains and freight services resumed in North Island, but Kapiti Line services between Porirua and Waikanae cancelled due to slips and flooding

* InterCity will be operating one morning service per day in each direction between Christchurch and Picton, travelling via the Lewis Pass. The services will operate with a revised timetable due to the detour.

* Picton to Christchurch line faces lengthy delays

WELLINGTON

* Heavy rain that caused floods, slips and cut the city off from the rest of the country has eased - but traffic out of the city is gridlocked

* Motorways linking Wellington to the Hutt Valley have reopened, but SH1 between Mackays Crossing and Plimmerton, and SH58 between Porirua and the Hutt Valley closed due to slips and floods

* Most train resuming in the region, while some bus services are affected by diversions and delays

* Ferry services have resumed with restricted timetable

* Parts of Featherston Street remain closed due to quake damage as inspectors out in force

* Some waterfront properties remain shut over quake damage, including regional council, Statistics NZ's and Bank of New Zealand offices

SCHOOLS

* Parents in Wellington Region told to make alternative arrangements to pick up kids

* Some schools in the Hutt Valley closed on Tuesday due to weather

* Most schools not damaged by quakes and cleared by engineers reopened with exams resuming as normal

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