On September 27, the two-masted schooner Tuhoe ran aground near the entrance of the Waimakariri River near Christchurch, New Zealand. The Tuhoe was returning to its home to the Kaiapoi River from repairs in Lyttelton when it became stranded on the bar. One of the 11 persons on board suffered minor injuries and no pollution was released. A skeleton crew was left on board while the Tuhoe remained on the bar.
The Coastguard was able to refloat the schooner on the following high tide.
The Tuhoe suffered damaged overnight as waves caused hull damage. A survey found the schooner had sustained too much damage to salvage and the 96 year old was scrapped over the following days.