• Short Summary

    A Travelogue of New Zealand's North and South Island.

  • Description

    Shots of Pan American jet landing at Auckland Airport, interior and ext. of control tower and top shot of jet parking. Passengers disembark underneath Air New Zealand sign that says "Haere-ra" (Farewell). Auckland's Harbour bridge, a policeman on a motor bike speaks on his radio by the side of the road. The Intercontinental Hotel. Down town Auckland busy square with people crossing road. Pan up legs of girls in mini skirts. Top shot of city with harbour background. Bikini clad girls frolic on Mission Bay Beach. Top shot of Pinha Beach and montage of surfing. A Hydrofoil crosses Waitemata Harbour. Int. bridge steering boat, and Hydrofoil passing with city in background. Bikini girl on a sailing boat.
    Coastal shot of Rotorua and Intercontinental Hotel. Main street Haupapa St. with shops and cars. Mini skirted Maori Meter Maids top up car meters. Line of motels, one is called "Sulphur City" and tourists bath in a hot springs pool, and yes there are girls in bikinis. Groups of tourist walk around Rotorua's hot springs, geysers, boiling mud pools and silica terraces. Flowers edge the mud pools. Zoom into a large lizard or Iguana. An Emu looks and a lone skier through a wire fence. A zoo keeper holds a Kiwi as children pet it. In Rotorua's tourist village a Maori is seen carving a wooden face. Wooden carvings on a Maori hut. Tourists look on a Maori group in traditional costume play guitars and sing, they twirl pink bobbles to the music. The men sing their war song and stick out their tongues to the amusement of children.
    Rivers and streams full of trout with fishermen feeding and catching them, underwater shots of many trout A line of Anglers standing in the water of Lake Taupo with fishing rods. Driving shots and scenics in Tongariro National Park, and LS of Mount Narahoe a mildly active volcano. Golfing scenes with mountain backgrounds.
    Top shot of Wellington as the cable car goes down the steep hill. MS of driver pulling the break handle. Top shot Christchurch, people sitting on the river bank and a girl in a short skirt plays guitar ashore friends listen. A stroller is attached to the front of a red bus. CU of policeman with helmet.
    A model of a Kiwi turns. LS of Mt. Cook. Hotel chalets with an Alpine back ground. Shots of Mt Cook seen though lobby windows. Tourists wander in the mountain scenery. Zoom into summit of Mt Cook. Interior of small ski plane, it lands on the Tasman Glacier
    and a lone skier exits and starts to ski down the mountain as the plane takes off. A bus takes a group of hikers up the mountain. They enjoy the view and point to a glacier. Pan from mountain to lake Wanaka in the Queenstown district, Scenic vista with flocks of sheep and a herd of cattle driven by men on horses. A long line of tourists on horses view the rugged scenery.
    Top shots of Lake Wakatipu. Two ladies standing in flowers look down at the lakes. A tiny egg shaped cable car travels up to Coronet Peak. Father and son look through a pay telescope at the lake below. A jet boat drives across Lake Wakatipu and an old fashioned Steamer the "Earslaw" leaves port as an artist paints the scene. CU palette and painting. A bearded man pans for gold in a mountain stream, he finds £20 worth.
    A large tourist hotel with flowers in the foreground. WS of Milford Sound, peaked mountains and blue water pass by as we fly in a small aircraft. Dramatic waterfalls and sharp peak mountains pass by. Some tourists walk beside the lake in an idillic setting.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    01:49:42:00 / 02:02:52:00

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