VOLCANIC POWER

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Year

1962

NFU Picture/Sheet No.

198

Length

Colour, 22 minutes

Viewing copies

16mm film- W3471/r/135 (8K31)

Full Description

NFU Film Information Sheet No. 198 Cat. Refs. 1965-S p.13; 1967-68 p.34; 1973 p.50; 1977 p.36. Colour 22 mins. 35mm 2,000 ft. An opening cartoon sequence portrays the legendary and the scientific explanations of the origin of New Zealand's main volcanic belt. Live action shows uses of small private steam bores, Government drilling of deep bores at Wairakei, spectacular shots of a 'rogue' bore which burst out of control, and the selection of new drilling sites. Also the measuring of steam output, the coping with problems of wet steam and other difficulties, and the first big geothermal power-station in action. Concluding cartoon sequence indicates future prospects. Viewing copies: 16mm film- W3471/r/135 (8K31) 1963

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