Story: Wairarapa region

1942 earthquakes

1942 earthquakes

In 1942 a series of earthquakes damaged or toppled several buildings in the region. St Matthew’s Church in Masterton collapsed. It was rebuilt in a modernist style.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Land and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017