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1. 11' FARMING GOODBYE GORSE. Initially imported as an ornamental hedge, gorse has become the scurge of the countryside. Using Z455, 15-man gangs are reclaiming the land. Footage shows a spraying operation on a farm near Wanganui.

2. 402' TRAMS: LAST RUN. School children decorate a tram before embarking for its last run from Karori to the city.

3. 455' PERSONALITIES: JOSE HURBI. During a busy concert tour of New Zealand screen star Jose Hurbi takes time out to visit those in hospital.

4. 493' TRADE: CATTLE FOR TASMANIA The closer settlement board of Tasmania purchased 1500 heiffers from New Zealand farmers to stock the farms of returned servicemen on Flinders Island. Drovers take the cows to Hastings where they board ship. The shipment is the world's largest consignment of breeding cattle and takes 2 days to load. Good shots of dogs, drovers and cattle on country roads.

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Year 1954

Reference number F3674

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image


Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Newsreel

Duration 0:10:51

Production company PACIFIC FILMS

Credits Producer: Roger Mirams
Producer: John O'Shea