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One step closer to a home for New Zealand's taonga
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Concept video showing the plans for the new Archives New Zealand building Archives NZ 2020
This is New Zealand
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One of the National Film Unit’s crowning achievements – the sweeping 3-camera shot over Aoraki to the rousing chorus of Sibelius’ Karelia Suite is known to bring a tear to the eye. Produced to showcase New Zealand at Expo ’70 in Osaka, Japan, it was Geoffrey Scott, National Film Unit manager, who suggested his team secure three cameras together, in the absence of a cinemascope camera. The film ...
Dustie
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A look at the lighter side of refuse collection, follows a team of rubbish men on their round - and what they tell us proves the old saying that every trade has its secrets. Director CHRIS MANGIN Photography DALE POMEROY Sound DON REYNOLDS Song ROGER McVEAGH Producer DAVID H. FOWLER Executive producer GEOFFREY SCOTT DUSTIE This film may contain content that is racist, sexist or otherwise offe...
Primeval Survivors
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The tuatara is the sole survivor of a reptile species that has been extinct for 135 million years. This nocturnal creature which once lived world-wide, is now confined to a few off-shore islands in New Zealand. Tuataras grow up to 60 cm (two feet) in length, live to 150 years of age and have survived virtually unchanged since primeval times. The film is set on tiny Stephen's Island, a wildlife ...
Barry Brickell, Potter
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A man alone, potter Barry Brickell lives and works on the Coromandel Peninsula. Here, he turns his wheel in the sun, working his own clay into shapes of strength and character. DV file of Beta SP telecine (tape 275) Colour 9mins, 35mm Director: Lynton Diggle Producer: Ron Bowie Producer: Geoffrey Scott Narrator: Alan Jervis Editor, Writer: David Jordan Sound: Kit Rollings This film may conta...
Holiday for Susan
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Susan, a young Australian tourist, makes a tour of 1960s New Zealand with her Kiwi friend Lorraine. Along the way she encounters David, an amateur photographer from Auckland with an eye for the ladies. A whirlwind romance ensues which culminates in a surprise, if somewhat underwhelming, proposal in the departure lounge at Christchurch airport. Narrated by Selwyn Toogood, this film presents New ...
Valley of Waitomo
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The Waitomo Caves are famous not only for their magnificent stalagmite and stalactite limestone formations but also for the unique glow-worm grotto over an underground river. The caves are illuminated and can be viewed from a boat. The scenery in the Valley of Waitomo is also beautiful and visitors from everywhere come to stay in the nearby hotel. Those from overseas are often specially welcome...
Flare - A Ski Trip
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This short documentary about freestyle skiing was directed for the NZ Tourist and Publicity Department by Sam Neill. This film may contain content that is racist, sexist or otherwise offensive. The content reflects the attitudes or language of the period in which the records were created and does not reflect the views of Archives New Zealand. National Film Unit 1977 R7512296 AAPG W3471 ...
Pictorial Parade 86 - Inside the Bag
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"What should they do, New Zealand? The money or the bag?" Legendary host Selwyn Toogood guides us through a day in the life of one of the nation’s most beloved quiz shows, It’s In the Bag. Then a popular radio show, we witness Toogood’s oversight into the show’s preparation before the contestant’s nerves are put to the test at Lower Hutt’s Town Hall. Up for prizes is a surfeit of the fine...
The Legend of the Wanganui River
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The story of the Wanganui River, from its mountain source through deep gorges and dense forests and down to the coastal city of Wanganui, river-port and busy commercial centre. This film may contain content that is racist, sexist or otherwise offensive. The content reflects the attitudes or language of the period in which the records were created and does not reflect the views of Archives New ...
Weekly Review 232  - Return of the Māori Battalion
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On 23 January 1946 the 28th (Māori) Battalion arrived in Wellington, after returning from service during World War Two. 780 troops were welcomed home with pōwhiri and waiata as they disembarked at Pipitea Wharf. This film follows the return of the soldiers to New Zealand and shows various communities preparing food and festivities at local marae. Formed in 1940 as part of the Second New Zealan...
One Hundred and Forty Days Under The World
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One summer's work by New Zealand scientists in the Ross Dependency in the Antarctic and the exploration of some of the last unmapped regions. The mysteries of the snow-covered continent are probed by geologists, biologists and physicists at the Scott Base laboratory and on expeditions, possibly among the last to be made with huskies. H.M.N.Z.S. Endeavour brings supplies from Wellington, while i...
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