The earthquake aftermath in pictures

7:28 am on 18 November 2016

RNZ visual journalist Rebekah Parsons-King has captured the cracked roads, landslips, and damaged railway lines from the air and ground, after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit early on Monday morning.

A full gallery of her images, and those of RNZ reporters and agencies in quake-hit areas, can be seen here:

The aftermath in the upper South Island - from the air:

The evacuation mission in Kaikoura:

More of the aftermath around Kaikoura:

Images of the bad weather that complicated quake recovery efforts can be viewed here:

The evacuation of some central Wellington buildings, near Courtenay Place: