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Pictorial Parade No. 106 Short Film (Full Length) – 1960 Documentary

Pictorial Parade No. 106

Short Film (Full Length) – 1960 Documentary

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This edition of the National Film Unit’s long-running monthly magazine series features a diverse line-up. The first report covers the opening ceremony of the meeting house at Waiwhetu Marae, Lower Hutt, where Prime Minister Walter Nash and Sir Eruera Tirikatene receive the pōwhiri and haka. Then it’s a canter to Auckland’s 1960 Pony Club Championships; before flowing down south for the diversion of the Waitaki River in the Otago town of Otematata, as part of the Benmore hydroelectric scheme: a massive earth dam destined to be the “powerhouse of the South Island”.

Then Paddy O'Leary drives across. Man and machine have beaten a river.
– From the narration

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This edition of the National Film Unit’s long-running newsreel series Pictorial Parade features a diverse line-up of stories. The first report covers the opening ceremony of the new meeting-house at Waiwhetu Marae, Lower Hutt, where PM Walter Nash and Eruera Tirikatene receive the powhiri and haka. then it’s a canter to Auckland’s 1960 Pony Club Championships, before flowing down south for the diversion of the Waitaki River at Otematata, as part of the Benmore hydroelectric scheme, a massive earth dam destined to be the “powerhouse of the South Island”.