"Life on a gravel bed" Napier by iandsmith
Napier Travel Guide: 187 reviews and 484 photos
When a massive earthquake levelled the New Zealand coastal city of Napier in 1931, it killed 162 people and caused major devastation.
What options did the citizens have? Apart from quitting, the only choice was to rebuild.
That essential task, completed over the following two years, inadvertently gave New Zealand one of the world's best collections of art deco architecture — and the city's visitors are still enthralled.
Dame Edna Everidge may well welcome them but they have been a living catastrophe in New Zealand. What works in Australia... more travel advice
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