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Kaikōura District Council should not be even thinking about a rate increase unless it is prepared to cut spending and wages, its works and services chairperson says.
The inland route to Kaikōura has now reopened to one lane, after being closed due to a fire earlier this morning.
Kaikōura District Mayor is skeptical whether a national tourism levy will make a difference for regional communities.
Kaikōura's rates could rise 17 percent over the next two years to help fund the earthquake recovery, the mayor says.
State Highway 1 north and south of Kaikōura is unlikely to reopen until the middle of next week.
An owner of one of Kaikoura's holiday parks says she is shocked that someone has been killed in the tourist destination.
Local authorities and iwi in north Canterbury have applied to have popular walkways around Kaikōura elevated to 'Great Walks' status.
A new temporary accommodation village will be opened in Kaikōura for residents with quake-damaged homes.
Workers rebuilding State Highway 1, north of Kaikōura, are racing to finish the job, with just one week left until the grand reopening. Video
The Transport Agency has confirmed the initial hours of operation for the quake-damaged State Highway 1 north of Kaikōura, when it reopens next month.
Members of the Ward community packed a chapel this week for a special service to mark the one-year anniversary of the Kaikōura earthquake.
A sheep and beef farmer in North Canterbury says she's spent more than half a million dollars repairing damage caused by the Kaikōura earthquake.
A year on from the Kaikōura quake that changed their lives, residents of Hurunui District are among those revisiting the traumatic experience and examining how tough it has made life for them since.
A year on from the 7.8 Kaikōura quake, the town's harbour has officially been reopened and ceremonies are being held. We'll bring you updates here on events throughout the day. Audio
The Earthquake Commission is confident of having all claims for residential damage from the Kaikōura earthquake settled within the next four months.
Structural engineers still partly in the dark about how earthquakes damage high-rises are pushing for greater caution over a common type of flooring.
The Transport Agency has confirmed State Highway 1 north of Kaikōura will be reopened on 15 December.
KiwiRail will resume freight operations on the Main North Line between Blenheim and Christchurch tonight.
A rental shortage in quake-damaged Kaikōura is forcing some locals to consider shutting up shop and leaving.
A planned $9 million cycle trail from Picton to Kaikōura could be the single biggest benefit to come out of last November's earthquake, Marlborough's mayor says.