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Pictorial Parade No. 106

Short Film (Full Length) – 1960

Then Paddy O'Leary drives across. Man and machine have beaten a river.
– From the narration
This is truly a day for the people: a day of feasting, ceremony and song. For nearly 60 years the dream of such a place, common ground for both Māori and Pākehā, built by both Māori and Pākehā, has been treasured by the leader of the Māori community at Waiwhetu [Ihaia Puketapu].
– From the narration
By 1965 it'll be the powerhouse of the South Island. It's Benmore: biggest project we've tackled, goliath of them all!
– From the narration