Story: Hawke’s Bay places

The newest city

The 1931 earthquake was a disaster for Napier because it resulted in serious loss of life and property. But, as this film clip from 1950 shows, it allowed the previously water-bound town to grow – the inner harbour was lifted above sea level and was soon built upon.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 442. National Film Unit, 1950

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay places - Napier', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/24201/the-newest-city (accessed 19 November 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Nov 2015