The crucial road to Kaikoura has been re-opened.
State Highway 1 south of the earthquake-damaged town is now open to the public, Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced on Wednesday.
It ends more than a month of isolation for Kaikoura, with the highway on both sides closed due to the Earthquake. Great news – we now have two roads open into Kaikoura. Inland Road route is full accessible which is amazing along with State Highway 1 south to Christchurch which will be running on restricted hours for now of 6am – 8pm. Huge thank you to all those who have been working so hard to get these roads open in time for Christmas.mage.