Air New Zealand opens new international airport at Auckland and orders a new jet aircraft.
New Zealand & Australia.
Title reads '£10 Mil. Plane Order for New Zealand'.
Air to air shots of single engined aircraft 'Southern Cross' flying the Tasman Sea back in 1933 - library footage. Various shots of Charles Kingsford Smith at the controls and navigating the Southern Cross. Air shots of the Tasman Sea. Air to air shots of Southern Cross in 1935 taking the Jubilee air mail to New Zealand. Aerial view over small town. MS. The Southern Cross taxiing in in New Zealand. MS. & CU. Charles Kingsford Smith in uniform in 1935. Various shots of the inauguration of the first Trans-Tasman Electra service a few years ago. LS. Good air shot of Air New Zealand DC 8 plane landing at Auckland's International Airport at Mangere - this is the first plane to use the airport. CU. Batman directing plane. GV. The DC 8 taxiing. Various shots of Minister of Civil Aviation Mr McAlpine and Auckland's Mayor Robinson at the Mangere Airport. They have come to open the airport and announce a ten million pound order for new jet aircraft.
Date found in the old record - 02/08/1965.