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Earthquake released more than the earth’s strain

Leading up to the 3 February 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake, relations between Hastings and Napier were at an all-time low – but were about to get worse. Attempts to secure a full-service public hospital in Hastings had been frustrated over decades by the Napier-dominated Hawke’s Bay Hospital Board, and by politicians in Wellington. In turn, Hastings and rural districts were blocking progress on Napier’s […]