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Introducing New Zealand Short Film (Full Length) – 1955 Documentary

Introducing New Zealand

Short Film (Full Length) – 1955 Documentary

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From the air the pattern of some of our New Zealand towns reminds us of the town-planning of a century ago, when the early settlers tried hard to fit a grid-iron pattern of streets to some very hilly localities, leaving us without much room in some of our towns.
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But at the end of the holiday it’s back to the offices and shops and crowded city streets, where the people are the people of any city: hurried, a little unsmiling, keeping to themselves.
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Our prosperity still depends on the productivity of the pastures.
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Often our buildings, especially those of universities, reflect our attachment to England, and so are copies of much older buildings in another land. But our genuinely old buildings are quite different. They’re the few visible remnants of the old Māori culture, still preserved in one or two showplaces.
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Not many New Zealanders live in flats. They like individual houses with their own gardens.
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