Story: East Coast region

1948 flood

A storm in Poverty Bay on 14 May 1948 wreaked havoc and destruction, as is evident from this newsreel. As a consequence, flood control schemes were implemented on the Waipāoa River.

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Reference: Weekly Review 351. National Film Unit, 1948

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Climate, flora and fauna', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/33279/1948-flood (accessed 26 February 2020)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015