Story: East Coast region

Tatapouri Hotel and tsunami

Tatapouri Hotel and tsunami

The Tatapouri Hotel, 13 kilometres from Gisborne, was damaged by a tsunami triggered by an earthquake on 27 March 1947. The hotel was destroyed by fire 49 years later.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Geology and landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015