By Te Karere


Large tides have hit the quake-stricken town of Kaikōura delaying today’s opening of State Highway One.


Large ocean swells have pushed sea blocks on to the road south side of SH1 from Goose Bay to Peketa which was scheduled to re-open at 7 am this morning.


 NZ Transport Agency had advised southbound traffic from Blenheim to use alternative routes.