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.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 351. National Film Unit, 1948
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