CAPTURED SUNSHINE. NEW ZEALAND'S FRUIT EXPORT INDUSTRY

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Fruit growing in Nelson and the Hawke’s Bay. The processes of picking, sorting, and packing. Narrated with intertitles.

Intertitle: “Springtime in a New Zealand orchard, with bees busily gathering nectar from the flowers.” Apple trees in Bloom at a Nelson Orchard. Unprotected orchardists spraying the trees. Child climbing a tree and collecting apples whilst siblings watch on. An orchardist sits by Lake Rotoiti. Fishing and rowing in the Lake. Panning shot of an orchard. Apple picking. Packing of pears into boxes and loading them onto trucks. Elevated shot of orchard and the various other fruits the orchard produces. Girl eating a peach. Cape Kidnappers in the Hawkes bay, gannets nesting on the rocks. A Weka eating an egg. Sorters in a warehouse packing fruit. Truck takes boxes to be inspected for export. Boxes placed onto a ship.

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Year 1934

Reference number F8758

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Promotional

Duration 0:18:19

Production company New Zealand Government Publicity Office

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