Given the spread of affected households across a large geographic area, and both urban and rural households being affected, TAS responded to the Kaikōura earthquake in a number of ways, including:
- assisting households to access existing undamaged rental houses;
- contracted a Kaikōura-based matching and placement coordinator to link at-need households with temporary accommodation options;
- funded project management support for rural property owners organising their own temporary accommodation solution in Marlborough, Kaikōura, and Hurunui;
- partnered with Hurunui District Council to establish a temporary accommodation village in Waiau comprised of four two-bedroom units;
- supported primary industry and rural residential recovery by selling 16 two-bedroom houses from Rawhiti Domain at residual value to farmers with damaged homes in Marlborough, Kaikōura or Hurunui;
- partnered with Kaikōura District Council to establish a temporary accommodation village in Kaikōura comprising seven two-bedroom units; and
- placed portable cabins on householders’ land, allowing homeowners to stay in their own neighbourhood and engaged with the community.