Baby Phaze Wikiriwhi was born at 6:34 last night, after a four hour labour, in a town where few good things have happened in recent times.
His mother, Meriana Manawatu-Harris, says he's a very calm baby, despite what was happening around him in Kaikoura his last week before his birth.
His big brother, Jahmalakai, four, just wants to hold him all the time.
When asked what he loved about his little brother he said "nuffink" but was later heard whispering "I love him".
Midwife Bernie Thomas says it's been a very tough week for Kaikoura, so this baby being born is wonderful news that will lift everyone's spirits in the cut off town, and help calm the nerves of other expectant mums.
Kaikoura remains isolated by road following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake a week ago, and many residents are wondering when their lives will get back to normal.