Pleased to hear that damage is restricted to "things that can be repaired".
Having said that, I have a mate in CHCH who told me that much of the old town (more British than Britain?) was a write-off , - and that wasn't the houses so much as the block of land that had liquefied. Sheesh.
I was involved with bearings for the TePapa museum and the Wellington Hospital , built almost directly on the fault - relative movements between ground and structure up to +/- 600mm sheesh ( 2000 year quake). As you say, no wonder they call em the Shakey Isles.
Good luck in Bledisloe (Rugby) tonight - may the best bruisers win. (I'll add a couple of poems)