17 Jun 2019

Scars remain 90 years after Murchison quake

From Morning Report, 8:54 am on 17 June 2019

Ninety years ago the small township of Murchison, in the southern Tasman District, was torn apart by a Magnitude 7.8 earthquake.

It struck at 10:17am and left 17 people dead.

Each year the town has remembered, but today is a tribute to the three people alive today who were there at the time.

RNZ Nelson reporter Tracy Neal has the story.