KNOW NEW ZEALAND FIRST NO.151: SUNNY NAPIER - THE BRIGHTON OF NEW ZEALAND

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000:00 “KNOW NEW ZEALAND FIRST No 151”
000:06 The New Zealand Government Publicity Office Presents “SUNNY NAPIER” The Brighton Of New Zealand
000:19 “ Built on the shores of Hawkes Bay where the broad Pacific rolls, Napier, with its magnificent ocean beach and wealth of sunshine, is prominent as a favourite New Zealand watering place.”
000:44 “The famous marine parade from the hills behind the town.”
000:58 Aerial shot of Napier’s Marine Parade, city centre and outer suburbs.
001:24 “A glimpse of the Cathedral and Government offices.”
001:43 “Down in the busy streets.”
Streets scenes; pedestrians; trams and an HB Motor Co. Ltd. bus appear briefly.
002:20 “Clive Square with its blossoming flower beds.”
003:13 “Home of the busy trawling fleet. A distant view of port Ahuriri.”
003:54 “Picturesque and tasteful homes on the sunny slopes.”
004:45 “Under the Norfolk pines on the Marine Parade.”
People relaxing on pavement seats out on the Parade; street scenes.
005:53 “The bath buildings, at high-water mark.”
006:36 “Three merry maids on the sands.”
Three young women sunbathing.
007:01 “Launching the “Mosquito fleet.”
Canoeists paddle out into the surf; bathers watch as they return to shore.
008:19 “Venturesome cruisers beyond the surf-line.”
008:47 “One of the most popular institutions on the sea-front - - The children’s playground.”
Mothers and their children enjoying the swings and the merry-go-round.
009:23 “The paddling pool where the youngsters hold high revel.”
Children have great fun in the outdoor pool next to Napier’s Marine Parade beach front.
009:58 “An absorbing incident - Launching the liner.”
010:37 “A lesson in nautical construction”
011:34 “A Royal splash for a finish.”
021:21 NZ Government Publicity - logo.

Various scenes of Napier as it was two years before the earthquake. Civic buildings, houses, traffic and playtime at the beach.

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Year 1929

Reference number F3416

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series KNOW NEW ZEALAND FIRST

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Duration 0:12:22

Production company New Zealand Government Publicity Office