INTER-ISLAND POWER

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Year

1966

NFU Picture/Sheet No.

264

Length

Colour, 21 minutes

Viewing copies

16mm film-W3471/r/133 (8k30) Short Version

Full Description

NFU Film Information Sheet No. 264 Cat. Refs. 1967-68 p.20; 1973 p.33. Colour 21 mins. 35mm 1,922 ft. Building the transmission line that carries electricity to the North Island from Benmore on the Waitaki River. The film follows the cables slung from tower to tower, across Canterbury, through Molesworth to Fighting Bay. There they are lowered to the sea bed to cross Cook Strait to Haywards substation, where the final connection is made that raises the North Island's peak capacity by 40 percent. (Documentary version of The First Half-million-Volt D.C. Transmission Line.) (Available also with French, German, Italian, or Japanese commentary.) Viewing copies: 16mm film-W3471/r/133 (8k30) Short Version

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