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Villa Maria Estate, Hawke’s Bay: Croatian Knights and Warrior Princesses

Grotty media cynics may claim that Lucy Lawless is New Zealand’s worst natural disaster, but in fact, in 1931, a monster earthquake (Richter 7.8) hit Hawke’s Bay, wiping Napier—the region’s commercial nexus—off the map.  The death toll was in the … Continue reading

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