Staff at Kapiti Liquor King faced a two-hour clean up before they could open yesterday morning after bottles smashed on the ground in the previous night's 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
About 30 bottles tumbled off shelves and smashed in the earthquake, which would cost nearly $1300 to replace, said store manager Michael Milner.
He expected to find damage, after feeling the heavy shake in his Paraparaumu Beach home on Tuesday night.
"All our spirit shelves took a hammering. Unfortunately it's all the top shelf stuff because it had the furthest to fall. I think we were very lucky out back."
He said the spirit shelves were the most affected, though they also lost a few bottles of sparkling wine.
The store had suffered earthquake damage a few years ago.
He said they would look into options for securing the spirits, in case another earthquake struck.
- Kapiti Observer
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