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Axemens Carnival: Wood chopping contest at Taihape. Section on timber industry and introduction of portable chainsaw used for felling native timber.
NEWS HOT - HEATWAVE: Brief item on the spectacular fire in a Wellington woolstore.
Majority of item concentrates on heatwave in Auckland. Scenes of Auckland swimming baths, men drinking and playing darts at the pub. Sequence on brewery - laboratory, bottling and transportation (Shot at Dominion Brewery’s Waitemata Brewery). Section showing Queen Street, crowds, women in bikinis and children eating ice creams.
Coverage of the Auckland Interdominion Trotting club meeting. The race is won by Tactician. The race meeting is attended by the Governor General Sir Willoughby Norrie.
DEFENCE EXERCISE:The biggest ever defence exercise held by RNZAF, Navy and Army. Sequences on secret bunker, the base of exercise, aircraft and Whenuapai airport.

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Year 1955

Reference number F3679

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

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