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Damaged AMP building, Napier

Damaged AMP building, Napier

The devastating 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake killed at 256 people and flattened much of central Napier. It also caused endless headaches for insurers faced with damage claims – presumably including AMP, whose own Napier office was destroyed in the quake.

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Alan Henderson, 'Insurance - Disaster insurance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 May 2024)

Story by Alan Henderson, published 11 Mar 2010