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A severe storm which crossed the North Island 2 February 1936 caused substantial damage in and around Palmerston North, one of the hardest hit towns. Houses lost roofs, chimneys were blown over, the grandstands of the A&P Association, the Awapuni Racecourse and the sportsground were demolished, and a man was killed when he was blown off his roof as he tried to repair it. Manawatu Evening Standard, February 3 1936: "Opposite Maire Street, a large building owned by the Guy Estate collapsed in Rangitikei Street like a pack of cards at 2 pm, the partially demolished roof resting flat on smashed and splintered beams."

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2014N_Stm5_009073
Title
Manawatu Motor Upholsterers - Wrecked Building
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Public Photograph Collection Stm 5
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Coolstore

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Palmerston North
Date
1936

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Palmerston North City Library

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