This is what some of the major main highway between Blenheim - Kaikoura looks like now, although they are hurrying to repair it as fast as possible.
Amazingly only 2 people died in this massive quake.
Railway is also destroyed.
Houses met the same fate
These cows were stranded as the hillside fell away, but they were soon rescued unharmed.
The Army came to the rescue of people stranded in the small town of Kaikoura, mainly tourists, they were helicoptered out after the Army and the local Maori Meari fed them
The sea bed was lifted by the power of the earthquake straight up about 6 - 8 feet high along with all the fish and shellfish. kelp and other marine life
and there were many huge slips of rock and mud that came down from the mountains one of which trapped a frieght train just as it came out of a tunnel, it is still there and will be for a long time..