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  1. A full length National Film Unit magazine film.

Synopsis

A salient public safety segment in this edition of the National Film Unit’s long-running magazine series looks at 'prudence at home', and the ways that stoves, jugs and fires can be dangerous to children. Other segments include a visit to a Gisborne health camp where youngsters are finishing their seven week course of dietary and exercise lessons. And a jaunt to Canterbury’s frozen Lake Ida for skating, pies, and ice hockey concludes that ‘winter can be fun’. A car-drawn toboggan looks it — though the ice rescue demonstration will not convince all viewers.

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Quotes

Smells good! [a stovetop saucepan], hmmm sounds good [boiling jug], ah feels good [fire] — especially on a chilly winter’s night. Yet every year these three things bring pain and injury to hundreds of New Zealand children. 
[Mother Prudence’s hands] are never too full to do the simple things that could mean the difference between a smile and a scar on the faces of her children. 
They certainly appear to be the healthiest bunch of youngsters on the East Coast. 
The North Island winter is only cold enough to be annoying, but the South Island winter has the real freeze, and the fun that goes with it.