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39°29S 176°58E, pop (2000e) 57 000. Seaport in Hawke's Bay on the E coast of North Island, New Zealand; largely destroyed by earthquake in 1931; much of the business area rebuilt in Art Deco style; a modern seaside city built largely on reclaimed land; airfield; railway; centre of a rich farming area; electronics, food processing, trade in wool, meat, fruit, pulp, tobacco.

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