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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.

King Country v Otago at Rugby Park, Te Kuiti on 4th September 1957.

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Year 1957

Reference number F12234

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image


Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Newsreel

Duration 0:07:43

Production company PACIFIC FILMS

Credits Script: John O'Shea
Photography: Don Montgomerie
Commentator: Denis Hurley

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