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John Hutchinson


National Film Unit cameraman John Hutchinson was well known for his films of royal tours and rugby. An early highlight of his 20 years behind the camera was filming the fire that destroyed Ballantyne’s store in Christchurch, but he quite literally reached new heights with his thrilling short film Jetobatics (1959).

Image credit: Archives New Zealand, ref AAQT 6401 A39924

Anywhere in the world Hutch would have been camera tops. But he stuck to New Zealand. The Dominion, 30 September 1965