PACIFIC MAGAZINE 31
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One item - Report on the King Country - promoting, the future prosperity of the region, new industry, tourism, development of agriculture etc. The Te Kuiti limeworks, coalmine and hotel is shown. A rugby game is held, King Country beats Otago 16 - 9. The cattle trucks serve as a grandstand. The hotel at Kawhia is shown, and a family fishing and enjoying the hot pools. Raetihi's new hotel, and a bus load of skiers at Ohakune. Sequences showing one of the last drovers, a Maori farmer, sheep sales in Taumarunui, a cement marks, plans for a new hotel etc. Ohakune's market gardens. Developments in agriculture - top dressing, transportation. The effects of logging on the landscape is shown and the rough roads and the limited train journeying through the countryside.
RUGBY REFERENCE INFORMATION:
King Country v Otago at Rugby Park, Te Kuiti on 4th September 1957.
Reference number F12234
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Series PACIFIC MAGAZINE
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Production company PACIFIC FILMS
Script: John O'Shea
Photography: Don Montgomerie
Commentator: Denis Hurley