sty winds and aftershocks as New Zealand steps up evacuations. Helicopters lifting stranded tourists to safety from the cut off town of Kaikora, a day after a massive earthquake triggered tens of thousands of landslides, cutting off roads and rail links. Authorities say they're aiming to get 200 people out on Tuesday.
But with more than 1,200 tourists stuck in the town, the work looks set to continue for days. Reuter's Charlotte Greenfield says, meanwhile, smaller quakes are still rocking the country.>> They were almost constant all day yesterday, it sort of felt like you weren't on land, but you were on this turbulent airplane for the whole day.
It hasn't been as bad today, but we're still getting them, I felt one just about 30 seconds ago. And some of them, even today, have actually been quite big.>> Local residents have pitched in to help with relief work, including national hero Ritchie McCaw, the retired captain of the All Blacks rugby team, piloting a chopper to fly in rescue workers.
And on the ground, one Maori tribe has opened the doors of their marae, or meeting hall, to a thousand quake victims.>> They were actually served delicacy, a local delicacy here, of crayfish, because the tribe also have a fishery business. And they have so many crayfish in their tanks, and their tanks weren't working.
So they, basically, decided that they had to eat them, or they would have to throw them in the trash.>> In a country where livestock easily outnumber the human population, the search is on for hurt or stranded animals. One farmer getting help from an emergency team to rescue three of his cows, although many more are still missing.
Prime Minister John Key says the repair bill for the quake is set to run into billions of dollars.