On the 14th November 2016 The Kaikoura and South Marlborough area was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which set in motion a course of events whose effects are still being felt today.
Quoting local resident Ally Avery “Earthquakes have become ingrained in our culture”. The Kaikoura Quake tipped the balance for many individuals, whanau, business’ and community facilities
The buildings, serving the communities youngest residents – Seddon Plunket’s, Awatere Playcentre’s and the Awatere Early Learning Centre – were badly damaged, some beyond repair.
It’s time to look to the future; a purpose-built hub that provide for the diverse needs of tamariki and whanau within this community.