Play

00:00

/

00:00

Full screen
Video quality

Low 0 MB

High 0 MB

HD 0 MB

Captions
Volume
Volume

New Zealand Mirror No. 3 Short Film (Full Length and Full Length Episode) – 1950 Promotional Documentary

New Zealand Mirror No. 3

Short Film (Full Length and Full Length Episode) – 1950 Promotional Documentary

6001.key.jpg
Title mask left comp
Title mask right comp
Start video player

New Zealand Mirror was a National Film Unit 'magazine-film' series aimed at showcasing NZ to a British market. A clock collector from Whangarei is a quirky choice to open this edition of Kiwi reflections — his display includes a clock that goes backwards. The ensuing segments are more in keeping with Maoriland and Shaky Isles postcard expectations: The annual Ngāruawāhia waka regatta includes novelty canoe hurdle races. And there are dramatic shots of 6000ft high “cauliflower clouds” from Ruapehu’s 1945 eruption and of the crater lake turned to seething lava.

To make up for their lost sport, ski club members enjoy unusual lunchtime entertainment.
– The narration, on the Ruapehu eruption