One year on - Marking a year since the earthquakes

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There are several community led events planned to mark one year on from the November 14 2016 earthquakes. The events run all through November and there's something for everyone. 

This milestone is about coming together to recognise the loss and hardship caused by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake, acknowledge all the progress so far and show support as our District continues on its’ recovery journey.

Kaikoura District Council is helping coordinate and promote events organised by our community to mark this important milestone.

A short summary of the currently planned events are below including links to more information or for contacting organisers. If we've missed an event please get in touch and let us know

 

 Date and Time

Event Name

Information

Contact/More information 

Sunday 29th and Monday 30th  October

Kaikoura Trotting Cup

South Bay Racecourse

A two day event

Kaikoura Trotting Cup attracts a crowd of thousands

Kaikoura Trotting Club 

Facebook page 

Saturday 11/11

Shaken Not Stirred’ - free community concert

 

Takahanga Domain

2pm – 8pm

Featuring: The Feelers, Soulsystem, Dillastrate

Kaikoura Events 

Facebook event 

Poster 

Sunday 12/11

Combined Church Community Service

Churchill Park (Memorial Hall if wet)

10am 

Local churches coming together for a combined commemorative service.

Special ‘guest’ NZDF Padre Zane Elliot who was part of a combined service in November 2016

Phone 03 319 6066

 

Tuesday 14/11  

Kaikoura Harbour Opening - Dawn Ceremony 

South Bay Marina

Time 6am 

The Kaikōura Harbour has been  restored and is back in business.

A dawn ceremony and blessing will be led by te Rūnanga o Kaikōura 

All are welcome to this time to reflect and remember.

National Recovery Office, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet 

Email 

   Kaikoura Harbour Official Opening

South Bay Marina

Time 12.30pm

Speeches and opening honours from special guests, followed by harbour and boat tours. 

There'll also be displays of all the hard work that’s gone on to restoring the harbour plus snacks and drinks for attendees. 

 

Workshop Saturday 4/11

(Register by 20th October

Competition entries presented 13-15/11)

Earthquake exhibition ‘in a box’ - Workshop, competition and exhibition 

Community Shed 14 Ludstone Road

10am – 2pm

Helping local organisations, schools and community groups tell the stories of the earthquake and those that have unfolded since by getting them to put together their own mini-exhibitions 'in a box'. 

Also an opportunity for locals to submit photographs and objects to be archived and displayed by the museum.

Completed exhibition boxes will be presented to the community to view and vote for during the week of November 13 to 19. The 15 most popular entries will be included in the formal Museum earthquake exhibition.

Kaikoura Museum

Phone 03 319 7440

Email

Facebook 

Website

 Friday 17/11

 

(Construction workshops throughout weeks beg 6th and 13th)

Waste wood -  Skate and Surfboard programme celebration 

Location and Time TBC

Event to celebrate the completion of the KDC ‘Waste Wood’ programme where local youth will turn wood from earthquake waste into skateboards and surfboards.

Partners include a local surfboard builder, Goose boards, Billabong, RipCurl, EmpireSkate, the Mātauranga Men’s Shed and local schools.

Kaikoura District Council

Email Kaikoura District Council

Original story

 

 Tuesday 14/11

Community Picnic

Churchill Park

4pm-8pm

All welcome, bring your own picnics. A variety of entertainment and activities will be on offer.

Kaikoura District Council and Miss Lilly's Angel Trust 

Facebook event 

Email Kaikoura District Council

Saturday 18/11

Primary School Market

Local stalls selling arts, crafts, food and produce

N/a

 Saturday 18/11 Heart of Kaikoura Mural Unveiling and free lunch

11:30-12:30

Farmlands Kaikoura, 70 Beach Road

Kiwi artist Graham Hoete, famously known as Mr G, is painting a mural in Kaikoura aiming to capture what's at the heart of the community.

The official unveiling/gifting of the artwork is on Saturday.

Join us to celebrate! There will be a free BBQ lunch, with live local performances, an opportunity to get your Red Bands signed, and attempt Kaikoura’s biggest selfie!

Farmlands 

Facebook info

Website 

Sunday 19/11   

Kaikoura Warrior

South Bay Racecourse

10.30am-4pm

An annual fun run/obstacle course/community event with options including a 1.5km Mini Warrior, 3km Apprentice Warrior, or 6km Ultimate Warrior.

Sport Tasman

Phone 029 773 1524

Website

Email 

Facebook page

Saturday 25/11

Our Amazing Place

Village Green

10am onwards

Free Amazing-Race style community treasure hunt. Discover local people, places and services in a fun treasure hunt trail around town.

Organised by local community groups including Kaikoura Violence Free Network to celebrate White Ribbon Day. 

Te Ha o Matauranga

Phone 027 564 8407

Email 

Facebook event