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  1. A full length National Film Unit magazine film.


It’s possible that Auckland’s early 60s urban growth has never seemed bigger, brighter or bolder than it does in this breathless NFU newsreel. As the city encroaches ever further into the countryside, suburbs blossom and improved roads, motorways and the new harbour bridge keep the citizenry moving. In the CBD, construction is booming with a 23 storey civic centre on the way up and an obsession with bigger and better parking buildings. Improved infrastructure is also demanded — with upgrades to ports, railways, telephone exchanges and sewage facilities.

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 Ron Bowie
 Peter Gwynne
 Claude Wickstead

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naivety? more condemnation for local and national politicians for not tackling issues that would arise when the city grows from hosting 20% of the population to 33%

 Emma Jean Kelly

Emma Jean Kelly

Hilarious...the passing of the trams has eased congestion....oh the naivety!


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Our most cosmopolitan city, lying between two beautiful harbours, is built on a ring of old volcanoes but the explosive activity there today is not volcanic. 
Do drop in for a cup of tea this afternoon. My new house is being delivered today.