Story: Historic earthquakes

Dead fish, Ahuriri Lagoon

Dead fish, Ahuriri Lagoon

Large numbers of dead fish were left after Ahuriri Lagoon was reduced in size. Because of the smell it was necessary to rake up the fish and dispose of them.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - Rebuilding Napier', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4580/dead-fish-ahuriri-lagoon (accessed 28 May 2020)

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