30 Nov 2016

The difficult history of Kaikōura’s road and rail links

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:42 pm on 30 November 2016

The hilly territory between Canterbury and Marlborough hit by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake earlier this month has long had a reputation for being difficult country to traverse.

Sarah Johnston from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision has been digging into the archives to see how people in the past have grappled with the steep Kaikōura coast and the rivers and hills of the ‘inland route’.

Aerial video from the Ministry of Public works in 1939 of the Kaikōura coast road construction.


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