About

About

ShopKaikōura, in its 2020 reboot format, is a business listings website, promoting the 'shop local' philosophy.

In its first iteration in 2016, it was a way for out of town shoppers to help quake-hit retailers survive the post 2016 Kaikōura earthquake economic conditions. Road access in and out of Kaikōura was blocked and tourism stopped suddenly on the eve of, what would have been, a bumper season.

ShopKaikōura was started by Ina Kinski with the help of many volunteers as a response to the economic impact on retail businesses in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 Kaikōura earthquakes. Huba Nagy was one of them: creating and maintaining the second iteration of this website from Christchurch. Unbelievably, Huba and Ina have only met in person in 2019. Both continue to work in technology in Dunedin, Christchurch or Wellington.