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Taupō Fires Short Film (Full Length) – 1946 News/Current Affairs Documentary

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As the plane comes in to collect our cameraman, flames are already sweeping along the windward side of the Taupō aerodrome.
– From the narration
Where it is strongest, little can be done. Only rain can end it.
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As the fire sweeps on across mile after mile of drought-dried country comes the threat to huge areas of planted forests: thousands of acres of timber, that New Zealand, with a huge building programme can ill-afford to lose.
– From the narration