bseil Access workers have been pivotal to the opening of access routes to and from Kaikoura. SH1 south of Kaikoura and SH7 from Hamner opened earlier in the year. Now, nearly a year away from the anniversary of the earthquake, the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) are confidant the devastated Picton – Kaikoura State State Highway One will open before the year is out. The combined work of over 30 Abseil Access workers, along with other geotechnical teams, with the support of NZTA, NCTIR, Opus, the helicopter pilots and the Kaikoura locals themselves – the light at the end of the tunnel is indeed nigh.
To celebrate we have got artist Stephen Templer to draw our inaugural Abseil Access colour in competition. We invite everyone – young and old – to print out a PDF of the Kaikoura Scene and go for it with your colouring in implements.
THERE ARE THREE $100 PRIZES FOR: Best under 12, Most Wacky and Best Over All. Get wild, like colouring in a zoo, and when you are done, send a printed copy to: ‘Colouring in Comp’, Abseil Access, PO Box 27647, Wellington 6141 or email a scan to firstname.lastname@example.org. The best overall will be printed in the 2018 Abseil Access Calendar. The deadline is the anniversary of the Kaikoura Earthquake, 14 November.