Story: Historic earthquakes

Napier after the 1931 earthquake

Napier after the 1931 earthquake

Fires after the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake meant that almost none of the buildings in the central business district of Napier could be used again. Before reconstruction could start, the remains of the older buildings had to be torn down and carted away.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - Rebuilding Napier', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017