Recovery team recognise the good Samaritans of Kaikoura who helped after the earthquake
The Kaikoura earthquake recovery team are organising a big thank you on Wednesday, as the recovery effort winds down seven months after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in November .
The Kaikoura District national earthquake recovery period was lifted last Friday and replaced with a local transition period to allow some complicated issues around natural hazards and people's homes to be dealt with.
Events co-ordination recovery team Sheena Hamilton said they were looking for the community to tell the recovery team who should be recognised and who they would like to say thank you to for their contribution during the disaster.
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"We want to say cheers to Kaikoura."
After the earthquake in November there were a lot of people who stood out, she said.
"We need the community to help us find the people you they would like to say thanks to.
"We know everyone deserves a thank you, because everyone did what they could during the earthquake.
"We also know among the acts of kindness and generosity there will be those that stick out."
These are the ones who made things a bit easier and less scary, who were there for a chat and a cuppa, or a shovel and a smile.
The ones who you remember for the difference they made to you or to others, the ones who gave that bit extra, the ones you are thankful for.
All you had to do was nominate them and the recovery team would do the rest, Hamilton said.
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