Destruction caused by a mammoth earthquake which struck just after midnight is continuing to emerge, particularly around Kaikoura.
Incredible photos posted to social media reveal the extent of the damage to main roads which have left Kaikoura isolated.
This photo posted to Twitter by Daniel Bullen shows the Kaikoura road completely uprooted.
Kaikoura is currently cut-off as huge slips have blocked State Highway One.
Roads are closed throughout New Zealand following this morning's 7.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. Read on for the latest major closures.
STATE HIGHWAY 1
Blenheim to Kaikoura
Picton to Blenheim
Kaikoura to Waipara
STATE HIGHWAY 7
Waitara to Springs Junction
STATE HIGHWAY 7A
Hanmer Springs to Tekoa Range