Story: City public spaces

Marine Parade playground, Napier

Following the disastrous 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake, the public space along Napier’s foreshore was redeveloped as a leisure precinct. This 1950 clip highlights some of the amenities on offer.

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Reference: Weekly Review 442. National Film Unit, 1950

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Geoffrey Rice, 'City public spaces - Beaches, shorelines and waterfronts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 October 2020)

Story by Geoffrey Rice, published 11 Mar 2010