Napier Travel Guide

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At 10:47 on 3 February 1931, Napier and the wider Hawke's Bay was struck by a magnitude-7.8 earthquake, killing 256 people and destroying (along with the subsequent fire) much of the downtown business area. When this area was rebuilt, it was reconstructed in the prevailing Art Deco style. Now it is the Art Deco capital of the world. The demolition rubble was dumped along the eastern foreshore and turned into gardens and a recreational reserve.

The earthquake also raised the land by several metres. The airport and low lying land in the industrial land of Onekawa and Pandora, and the suburbs of Pirimai and Tamatea were previously an estuary. Some of the streets in the area have retained the names they had when they were on the coastline - streets called a quay or a bay may be inland now.

The suburb of Taradale, a separate town until 1968, has the region's oldest and most famous wineries, which host concerts during the summer seasons.


source: Wikivoyage

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