The partner of a woman who died in the giant November earthquake has released footage of the damage caused to their North Canterbury log cabin.

Jo-Anne Mackinnon, 55, died after the magnitude-7.8 quake hit in the early hours of November 14 last year.

The cause of her death is still to be determined.

Her partner, well-known Mt Lyford man, Gary Morton has now posted a video showing the damage to their Mt Lyford log cabin home, in the mountains 140 kilometres north of Christchurch.

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"This is my log cabin at Mt Lyford after the 7.8 earthquake [14.11.16] my partner was killed in," an intro to the video posted on YouTube says.

Morton says the cabin lifted 2.55 metres in the vicious ground shaking and was "just to [sic] much for the log cabin to handle".

The camera moves throughout the home, showing cracked walls, broken wood, items tipped upside down, and destruction throughout.

Mother-of-two Mackinnon was farewelled in Kaikoura, where she was buried in a family plot, on November 23.