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Technical details

B&W, 11 minutes, 35mm 982 ft.

Film Censor's Certificate No. G10835 (23 March 1960)

Release Date: 25.3.60

Cat. Refs. 1962 p.56.

Viewing copies

VHS Video- R.V. 299

16mm film- W3589/16PP99

Full Description

RAILWAYS - EXPERIMENTAL EXPRESS 314 ft A quick trip in daylight from Wellington to Auckland on the trial express train to test the proposed regular service of 11 hours.

CHRISTCHURCH - NEW AIRPORT BUILDING 105 ft The Governor-General, Lord Cobham, opens new terminal buildings at Christchurch International Airport.

WORLD CHAMPION - RACING DRIVER TRIES JET BOAT 173 ft World champion car driver Jack Brabham wins Lady Wigram trophy in Christchurch, then meets Bill Hamilton, inventor of jet boats, and drives one up the shallows and rapids of the Waimakariri River Gorge.

HE IWI TAHI TATOU - WAITANGI DAY 356 ft Royal New Zealand Navy ships and vessels from England and Australia carry out exercises at the Bay of Islands and take part in ceremonies commemorating the signing of the treaty of Waitangi.

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