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