New Zealand quake: The cut-off tourist town of Kaikoura

New Zealand quake: The cut-off tourist town of Kaikoura
 

The tourists are gone, the town is cut off and the sewage is backing up, but businesses in quake-hit Kaikoura are vowing to struggle on.
The town was cut off from the rest of New Zealand's South Island when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake destroyed its roads and railway on 14 November.
Nearly two weeks later there is still no easy way in or out of the town and its biggest industries - fishing, agriculture and tourism - have ground to an agonising halt, just as it was preparing for peak visitor season.
"Quite literally, the money has just stopped coming in," said Matt Foy, the founder... read more

 
25 November 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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