After the removal of 500 tonnes of material and boulders, State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura reopened on Tuesday morning.
Two people are believed to have died after a car and truck collided in Culverden.
Reduced speed limits in North Canterbury and on the Christchurch to Picton alternate route to make it safer in the wake of the Kaikoura earthquake could be made permanent.
State Highway 1, south of Kaikoura, will be closed to all traffic from March 26 to April 4 to enable emergency slip face stabilisation work to be carried out.
"They could just drop it off somewhere without pulling anything off it or hurting it, and all is forgiven. I don't hold grudges, I just want my buggy back."
A total fire ban in the Hurunui District has been lifted.
The morale of Hurunui residents is beginning to wane as they cope with extended recovery from compounding events, says Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley.
There are fears that motorists may get caught out a level crossings, as rail services resumes on Thursday.
SH7 has been reduced to one lane after a multiple vehicle crash on Wednesday.
State Highway 1 from Goose Bay to Peketa has been closed due to weather conditions.