Story: City planning

Rebuilt Napier

In 1931 a large earthquake and subsequent fire destroyed central Napier. Rebuilding allowed the erection of new buildings and the introduction of town-planning measures such as the placement of power and telephone cables underground. This 1950 film shows ‘a modern city risen from the ashes’.

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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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Ben Schrader, 'City planning - Planning between the world wars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/25736/rebuilt-napier (accessed 23 November 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 26 Mar 2015