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Motormania - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1998

Accidents or sickness were a thing you had to learn to live with because it meant they had to carry them out over the cattle track on stretchers ... Patty Nolan ... she fell from a horse when she was expecting a baby and there were complications. They did their very best — Night and day they carried her, and they got as far as the Whataroa and it was in flood. They could do nothing. She died on the banks of the river.
– West Coast local Dorothy Fletcher, on the hazards of life without cars and bridges
We were more like one big family. Each one helped the other. And I find now with the road we're not so close because when you get in your car you go to your destination, from A to B. You don't call in on the way.
– Mary Bryers on the benefits of life without cars