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Pictorial Parade No. 99 Short Film (Full Length) – 1960 Magazine

Pictorial Parade No. 99

Short Film (Full Length) – 1960 Magazine

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This edition of the NFU's long-running magazine film series boards the Wellington to Auckland 'experimental express' to test its 11 1/2 hour trip claims; then it's south for the opening of Christchurch Airport's new modernist terminals, designed by architect Paul Pascoe. At Waitangi, ships (and a submarine) from the New Zealand, Australian and British navies train, and Waitangi Day is commemorated. A reel highlight is Australian Formula One champion Jack Brabham meeting jet boat inventor Bill Hamilton and trying out a 'Hamilton turn' on the Waimakariri River.

Designed to meet the needs of the ‘Jet Age’, Christchurch’s new terminal buildings will add to the warmth of our welcome to the world’s flying visitors.
– From the narration