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18 Oct 2019 21:20
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  •   Home > News > Accident and Emergency

    A reminder to check potentially dangerous chimneys on the anniversary of a damaging earthquake

    A reminder to check potentially dangerous chimneys on the anniversary of a damaging earthquake



    Today marks 77 years since Wairarapa was hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, felt from Auckland to Dunedin.

    It led to the formation of the Earthquake and War Damage Commission, later EQC.

    Nobody was killed in the quake but nearly 20-thousand chimneys came crashing down around the region.

    EQC deputy chief executive Renee Walker says many homes still have unreinforced chimneys.

    She says they'd suggest people are checking older chimneys.

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