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This page lists the NFU holdings at Archives NZ from 1941-1989. Please note that this is still under development. At this point, the table only extends to the beginning of 1954. We are in the process of adding films by year. Check back every few weeks or so for new additions.

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Title Year Format Length Description
CAMPS, GUNS AND TANKS 1941 B&W 3.5 COASTAL GUNS IN ACTION
NEW SCHOOL FOR STAFF OFFICERS
TRENTHAM ON PARADE AND TANKS AT WAIOURU
COUNTRY LADS 1941 B&W 9.5 New Zealand's early echelons leave for war front.
COUNTRY LADS OFFCUTS – DEPARTURES 1941 B&W 16 (no synopsis)
COUNTRY LADS OFFCUTS – PARADES 1941 B&W 1.5 (no synopsis)
DESERT AERODROME 1941 B&W 3.5 (no synopsis)
E.F.S. 1941 B&W 2 Water Barrage Demonstration by Emergency Fire Service, Wellington.
ERGOT 1941 B&W 2.5 (no synopsis)
THE FARMING FRONT 1941 B&W 8 (no synopsis)
HMS LEANDER 1941 B&W 3 HMS LEANDER New Zealand Cruiser visits a Home Port.
HMS LEANDER IN THE MIDDLE EAST 1941 B&W 3.5 (no synopsis)
HOMES FOR FREE PEOPLE – THINGS WE ARE FIGHTING FOR 1941 B&W 5.5 (no synopsis)
HOSPITAL SHIPS 1941 B&W 3 HOSPITAL SHIPS
Return of sick and wounded New Zealanders (on the 'Maunganui')
LUXURY LINER 'ORANJE' NEW ANZAC HOSPITAL SHIP
INTERLUDE IN A WAR 1941 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
MECHANISED HOSPITAL 1941 B&W 2 Mobile Surgical Unit for 2nd NZEF
MEN MONEY AND WEAPONS OF WAR 1941 B&W 3 TIN-HAT APPEAL FOR RETURNED MEN
THE TRUTH, BUT NOT QUITE THE WHOLE TRUTH
MIDDLE EAST REVIEW 1941 B&W 2 General Freyberg inspects a Brigade of the 2nd NZEF
MUNITIONS 1941 B&W 13 Munition making in New Zealand in the early days of World War II.
NATIONAL SAVINGS TRAILER 1941 B&W 1 (no synopsis)
NAVY BOMBS BARDI 1941 B&W Unfinished newsreel with 2 stories Navy Bombs Bardi and footage from North Africa. Film consists of mute New Zealand and pooled allied footage.
NEW ZEALAND BUILDS SHIPS FOR WAR SERVICE 1941 B&W 4 NEW ZEALAND BUILDS SHIPS FOR WAR SERVICE
The Hon. D.G. Sullivan, Minister of Supply, speaks of new developments
HMS 'HINAU' FIRST NEW ZEALAND BUILT MINESWEEPER
NEW ZEALANDERS IN THE MIDDLE EAST 1941 B&W 2 2nd NZEF HOLDS ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS IN EGYPT (at Prince Farouk Stadium, Cairo)
NEW ZEALAND IS READY 1941 B&W 9.5 New Zealand's reaction to Japan's entry into World War II.
ONE HUNDRED CROWDED YEARS 1941 B&W 53 The coming of the pioneer settlers in 1840, the making of their first homes in the wilderness, the gold rushes, the Māori wars, the stage coaches, and the frontier towns. A panorama of New Zealand's history and scenery, its social and economic development from 1840 to 1940.
PROFIT FROM PAPER 1941 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
RELIEF OF TOBRUK 1941 B&W Unfinished newsreel with 2 stories Relief of Tobruk and the Battle for Libya. Film consists of mute New Zealand and pooled allied footage from the North African campaign.
RETURN FROM CRETE 1941 B&W 8 Battle-scarred New Zealanders return to Egypt during the famous evacuation of Crete.
RETURN FROM CRETE OFFCUTS 1941 B&W 9 (no synopsis)
SHIPBOARD 1941 B&W 4 (no synopsis)
SOLDIERS GO TO SEA 1941 B&W 2 Departure of New Zealand Troops
THE PRIME MINISTER IN THE MIDDLE EAST 1941 B&W 7 (no synopsis)
THE PRIME MINISTER IN THE MIDDLE EAST (OFFCUTS) 1941 B&W 1 (no synopsis)
THE RT. HON. P. FRASER INTRODUCING 'ORDINARY PEOPLE' 1941 B&W 1 (no synopsis)
TROOP PARADE 29.3.41 1941 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
WEST OF THE NILE 1941 B&W 3.5 With the 2nd NZEF in the Middle East
WESTERN DESERT 1941 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
WINGS OVER NEW ZEALAND 1941 B&W 16 (no synopsis)
WOMEN AT WAR 1941 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS 1942 B&W 2 (no synopsis)
ACK ACK; etc 1942 B&W 4 Army- ACK ACK
Army- TANK GUNNERS
NZEF- DESERT RACES
AERODROME BUILDERS; etc. 1942 B&W 4.5 AERODROME BUILDERS; etc.
HEALTH CAMP AT OTAKI
LT. UPHAM V.C.
AIR CADETS; etc 1942 B&W 4 AIR CADETS
TELEGRAPH GIRL
AMERICAN ENVOY; etc 1942 B&W 3.5 AMERICAN ENVOY
SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE
WAR WORKERS
ARMY AIDS WAR FUNDS; etc. 1942 B&W 3.5 Shamfight- ARMY AIDS WAR FUNDS
Air Force- FIRST A.T.C. ENTER CAMP
Active Service- NZEF IN MIDDLE EAST
BEHIND OUR PLANES 1942 B&W 9 The Women's Auxiliary Air Force
BINOCULARS FOR WAR SERVICE 1942 B&W 1.5 (no synopsis)
BOOTS AND ALL 1942 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
BURIAL PARTY c.1942 1942 B&W 4.5 (no synopsis)
CAMOUFLAGE NETS 1942 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
CAMPS, GUNS AND TANKS; etc. (compilation) 1942 B&W 11 Camps, Guns and Tanks
H.M.S. Leander
Mechanised Hospital
Middle East Review
CHILDREN WITHOUT SCHOOLS 1942 B&W 4 (no synopsis)

CITIZEN SOLDIERS (1942) B&W 11 mins
New Zealand Home Guard.
CIVILIAN ARMY 1942 B&W 1.5 (no synopsis)
COAST PATROL; etc 1942 B&W 3.5 Army- COAST PATROL
Navy- H.M.NZS. AROHA
Off Duty- SOLDIERS ON SKATES
DESERT RAILWAY 1942 B&W 3 Desert Railway
EARTHQUAKE, HEAVY DAMAGE IN WAIRARAPA 1942 B&W 4 (no synopsis)
EDUCATION STRIKES BACK 1942 B&W 19 The Emergency Scheme in Palmerston North
ELECTRIC CYCLES; etc 1942 B&W 3 ELECTRIC CYCLES
DIGGING IN
WEEKEND WORK
FIGHTING FARMERS 1942 B&W 3.5 (no synopsis)
FROM RADIOS TO GRENADES; etc 1942 B&W 3.5 Home Front- FROM RADIOS TO GRENADES
NZEF- WHARF BUILDERS
GATEWAY TO INDIA; etc 1942 B&W 3.5 GATEWAY TO INDIA
TOBACCO FOR THE TROOPS
GIFT AMBULANCES; etc. 1942 B&W 3.5 GIFT AMBULANCES
PRESENT FROM PAHIATUA
GOING HOME
ARRIVAL OF W.W.S.A. IN MIDDLE EAST
GOODBYE PARADE GROUND 1942 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
GRIST FOR WAR 1942 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
IN CAMP 1942 B&W 3.5 (no synopsis)
INCENDIARY BOMB 1942 B&W 8 (no synopsis)
INTERLUDE IN A WAR; etc. (compilation) 1942 B&W 8.5 Interlude In A War
E.F.S.
Desert Aerodrome
HURRY UP SQUAD! 1942 B&W 10.5 Special training in Army to meet crisis.
MAKING TIN HATS; etc. 1942 B&W 4 Industry- MAKING TIN HATS
Army- BOMB DISPOSAL SQUAD
E.P.S-. TOP FLOOR RESCUE
MEN OF THE MINESWEEPERS 1942 B&W 7 Clearing New Zealand waters of enemy mines.
MERCHANT SEAMEN GUNNERS 1942 B&W 3.5 Merchant seamen gunners
MIDDLE EAST MAIL 1942 B&W 4 With the NZEF- MIDDLE EAST MAIL NFU
MONEY FOR WAR 1942 B&W 5.5 (no synopsis)
MR CHURCHILL MEETS NEW ZEALAND TROOPS; etc 1942 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
MRS CLOVER'S CHRISTMAS PROBLEM 1942 B&W 5.5 (no synopsis)
NEARER HOME 1942 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
NEW ZEALAND SKI TROOPS 1942 B&W 4 Offcut of ‘New Zealand Ski Troops’
NEW ZEALANDERS IN THE MIDDLE EAST; etc. (compilation) 1942 B&W 8 New Zealanders in the Middle East
Nearer Home
Desert Railway
NZEF IN THE MIDDLE EAST 1942 B&W 16.5 (no synopsis)
ON GUARD; etc 1942 B&W 3.5 Army- ON GUARD
THE HUT THE SOLDIERS BUILT
Home Front- WORKERS FOR WAR
ON THE EVE 1942 B&W 3 Pageantry and Sport in Wartime…. MR. JORDAN REVIEWS TROOPS IN EGYPT
TROOPS FROM HOME CAMPS MEET AT CRICKET
MIDDLE EAST COMMANDER DECORATES NZ SOLDIERS
ON THE MOVE 1942 B&W 3.5 (no synopsis)
ON THE MOVE -OFFCUTS 1942 B&W 1 (no synopsis)
PASTE AND PAPER 1942 B&W 3.5 (no synopsis)
REPORT ON A CAMPAIGN 1942 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
REPORT ON A CAMPAIGN -OFFCUTS 1942 B&W 1.5 (no synopsis)
ROYAL VISIT TO NZEF; etc 1942 B&W 4 Middle East- ROYAL VISIT TO NZEF
Army- MOUNTED PATROL
Armed Forces- RAISING THE DUD
SCOUT CAR; etc 1942 B&W 4 Army- SCOUT CAR
TANK TRANSPORTER
Kaitaia- WHIRLWIND BLITZ
SCOUTS RALLY 1942 B&W 2.5 (no synopsis)
SKIRMISH IN THE SAND; etc 1942 B&W 3.5 Home Guard- SKIRMISH IN THE SAND
Middle East- NEW ZEALAND SKI TROOPS
Army- THE 'HONEYS'
SPRING IN NEW ZEALAND 1942 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
STRETCHER BEARERS! 1942 B&W 5.5 The Field Ambulance in Training
SURFACE SHELTERS; etc. 1942 B&W 3.5 SURFACE SHELTERS
COAL GAS FOR CARS
THE TANKS ARE TOUGH
TANKS 1942 B&W 7 (no synopsis)
THE A.T.C 1942 B&W 4.5 Air Training Corps
THE PRICE OF FREEDOM 1942 B&W 1.5 (no synopsis)
The WAACS; etc. 1942 B&W 4 Women's Army- THE W.A.A.C.S
Army- RIVER CROSSING
Weekly Release No. 49
THEY ASKED FOR IT! 1942 B&W 3.5 (no synopsis)
THEY TOIL AND SPIN 1942 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
THIS LAND IS OURS 1942 B&W 5.5 (no synopsis)
UNITED NATIONS DAY PARADE 1942 B&W 4 United Nations Day Parade, Wellington
(no synopsis)
WAR JOBS FOR WOMEN 1942 B&W 5 (no synopsis)
WAR JOBS FOR WOMEN (SECTION) 1942 B&W 1 Off cut from "War Jobs for Women"
WARDEN'S POST 1942 B&W 10 E.P.S. Service (Emergency Precautions Service) goes into action during a dummy raid.
WE CAN DO IT! 1942 B&W 2.5 (no synopsis)
WE CAN DO IT! - (OFFCUTS) 1942 B&W unknown length (no synopsis)
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 60 1942 B&W 3.5 Army- GOING TO THE PICTURES SHOW PLACES
Patriotic- PARCELS FOR PRISONERS OF WAR
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 61 1942 B&W 4 Industry- BOLTS AND STANDARDS
Girl Guides- GATHERING MOSS
Army- OBSTACLE RACE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 62 1942 B&W 3.5 With the NZEF -. THE GENERAL GRANTS
Parade - 2ND LIBERTY LOAN
Shipbuilding - H.M.NZS. AWATERE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 63 1942 B&W 4 Reclamation - A DRIVE FOR RUBBER
Industry - GRENADES A MILLION
Army - WAACS MAKE GOOD
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 64 1942 B&W 4.5 Rehabilitation- AUCKLAND CARPENTRY SCHOOL
With the NZEF- A DESERT ACTION
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 65 1942 B&W 4 FUNERAL OF THE HON. H.T. ARMSTRONG
NZEF- DESERT GUNNERS, Middle East
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 66 1942 B&W 4 Patriotic- CHURCHILL AUCTION, Wellington
Science- TESTING NZ ERGOT, Wallaceville
Air Force- TARGET PRACTICE, Auckland
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 67 1942 B&W 4 Shipbuilding- PATROL BOAT
Auckland Red Cross- AMBULANCE GIRLS, Dunedin
Army- MĀORI BATTALION, North Auckland
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 68 1942 B&W 4.5 INDUSTRY- CEMENT FROM THE NORTH
ARMY- WOUNDED RETURN
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 69 1942 B&W 5.5 1942- TALKING OF CHRISTMAS, WELLINGTON
WINTER TRAINING; etc. 1942 B&W 3 Army- WINTER TRAINING.
Girl Guides- PENNIES MAKE POUNDS
Army- MOBILE DEFENCE
WIRE CRASHING; etc. 1942 B&W 3.5 Army- WIRE CRASHING
Navy- H.M.NZS. TAMAKI
WOMEN IN TRANSPORT; etc 1942 B&W 3.5 Home Front- WOMEN IN TRANSPORT
Army- ARMOURED CAVALRY
CHURCHILL REVIEWS VICTORIOUS NZ TROOPS AT TRIPOLI 1943 B&W 5.5 (no synopsis)
THE COST OF WAR 1943 B&W 5.5 (no synopsis)
RNZAF IN THE PACIFIC 1943 B&W 18.5 Since the war began, the Royal New Zealand Air Force has sent thousands of men overseas - to fight in the skies over Europe, over Britain, and Africa. This film tells briefly the story of our aircraft and men in the Pacific. Men of the Royal New Zealand Air Force push up into the palmy isles of the Pacific early in World War II. With bayonets they hack out clearings in the tropic jungle, build their stations, and fly on bombing missions against the Japanese. In leisure hours they make gardens around their camps and get acquainted with the friendly people of the South Sea Islands.
THIRD LIBERTY LOAN 1943 B&W 1.5 A trailer promoting the Third Liberty Loan, June 1943
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 70 1943 B&W 4.5 Life Saving- SURF GIRLS Dunedin
Munitions CASTING PINEAPPLES Christchurch
Fashion- STYLES FOR 1943 Wellington
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 71 1943 B&W 4.5 1942 - THREE CENTURIES AFTER TASMAN Auckland
Pastoral - PLUNKET LAMBS Palmerston North
Army - FINDING MINES
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 72 1943 B&W 3.5 Industry - THE NEW MACHINE, WELLINGTON
Radio - HULLO PARENTS, WELLINGTON
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 73 1943 B&W 4 Army - BATTLE NOISES, WELLINGTON
COMMUNITY KINDERGARTEN
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 74 1943 B&W 4.5 Industry - FLAX FOR WOOLPACKS Foxton
NZEF - FOR GALLANTRY Middle East
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 75 1943 B&W 6 ON TO TRIPOLI
When the Eighth Army swept to the attack last October, our cameramen advanced with a New Zealand Unit. They sent back these action pictures of a day, from dawn to dark, in the lives of these fighting Kiwis.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 76 1943 B&W 5.5 LEATHERNECK'S DIARY Arrival of US Forces in New Zealand.
When United States forces arrived in New Zealand our cameramen covered their arrival. This film contains the first motion pictures now released of this event. The film is based on the diary of a US Marine - Private Bob Hatch.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 77 1943 B&W 4 Marines - BALL GAME - Wellington
RNZAF - PRESENT FROM NEW YORK - Wellington
Army - TANKS FROM BRITAIN - Port Nicholson
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 78 1943 B&W 5 Production - HARVEST HOME Canterbury
Adventure - OFF TO VALPARAISO Port Nicholson
W.A.A.C.s- COASTAL GUNS (missing)
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 79 1943 B&W 4 Army- ROUGH RIDERS Canterbury
BAKING in the PACIFIC
CAMERA-.PACIFIC UNIT
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 80 1943 B&W 4.5 War Jobs - BISCUIT PACKING Lower Hutt
Navy - SEA CADETS Dunedin
Hospital Ship - COMING HOME South Island
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 81 1943 B&W 9 IN TO TRIPOLI
Recently we presented - 'On to Tripoli' - the beginning of the Eighth Army's victorious advance. Now we proudly present the final page in this epic story. These pictures have just been rushed to New Zealand from our cameramen who accompanied the Kiwis into Tripoli.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 82 1943 B&W 5.5 TONIGHT AT 1830
We introduce one aspect of the Army Education and Welfare Service entertainment. Small concert parties of just two or three performers are sent regularly to isolated units where there are no ordinary facilities for entertainment.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 83 1943 B&W 4 AIR FORCE - ON PARADE NELSON
ARMED FORCES - SERVICES CLUB AUCKLAND
SUVA MARKET
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 84 1943 B&W 4 Memorial - MICHAEL JOSEPH SAVAGE Auckland
Navy - A NEW ZEALAND CORVETTE Auckland
Army - P.T. (patrol torpedo) SCHOOL INSTRUCTION
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 85 1943 B&W 4.5 ARMY- TRAINING TECHNICIANS Palmerston North
FAR WANDERING WAACS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 86 1943 B&W 5.5 GUADALCANAL - BASE FOR ATTACK
These exclusive pictures of the closing phases of the Guadalcanal action were taken by the NZ National Film Unit. The operations led to the evacuation of the Japanese - the end of the first conclusive action against the drive
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 87 1943 B&W 5 STANDING BY IN NEW CALEDONIA
ARMY- JEEP! JEEP!
2nd NZEF CHURCHILL SALUTES KIWIS TRIPOLI
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 88 1943 B&W 5 OBITUARY- THE HON. P.K. PAIKEA OTAMATEA
EDUCATION- YOUNG WEAVERS WELLINGTON
IN THE SOLOMONS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 89 1943 B&W 4.5 HARVESTING - AID FOR ORCHARDISTS NELSON PROVINCE
RESEARCH - EATING FOR A LIVING WALLACEVILLE
FIJI DEFENCE FORCE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 90 1943 B&W 4.5 PULLING WIRES
Army - SHOWING THE WORKERS Wellington
Industry - WOOL SCOURING Fielding
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 91 1943 B&W 4 PACIFIC WATER SUPPLY
Farming - A PACKET OF SEEDS Marlborough
NZEF REINFORCEMENTS ARRIVE Middle East
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 92 1943 B&W 4.5 NZEF - MORE MEN FOR THE MIDDLE EAST Home Port
Novelty - SARGENT RAHAJ Wellington
Navy - SUBMARINE CHASERS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 93 1943 B&W 5 Farming Topics - RUBBER RESEARCH Wallaceville
Industry - STORES FOR MIDDLE EAST
Navy - FIVE SMART GIRLS Auckland
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 94 1943 B&W 4.5 FUNERAL OF THE RT. HON. J.G. COATES
2nd NZEF - MIND THE MINE! MIDDLE EAST
US NAVY - REAR-ADMIRAL THEODORE WILKINSON AUCKLAND
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 95 1943 B&W 6.5 UNITED NATIONS DAY PARADE
Air - LANCASTER OVER NEW ZEALAND
W.A.A.C. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 96 1943 B&W 11 FREYBERG AND HIS MEN
Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Freyberg V.C. has briefly revisited New Zealand after three and a half years in command of the Second New Zealand Division. During that time, his men have been part of one of the most extraordinary legends in the history of arms. The Legend of the Eighth Army. To commemorate the time we issue this special edition of New Zealand's Weekly Film Review.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 97 1943 B&W 9.5 COAL FROM WESTLAND
Coal mining in New Zealand's forested mountains of Westland. Human interest sequences of miners at work, at home, and in leisure hours. Scenic interest of rugged mountains and deep gorges.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 98 1943 B&W 8.5 NEW ZEALAND- HERE AND THERE
LAST DAYS OF TUNISIA
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 99 1943 B&W 7.5 MIDDLE EAST - HERE AND THERE
WARTIME PROBLEM - NORTH ISLAND POWER
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 100 1943 B&W 5.5 N.W. AFRICA - KIWI MULE TRAIN
2nd NZEF - HOME AGAIN
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 101 1943 B&W 7 WELCOME - V.C. COMES HOME
COMMUNICATIONS - AIRGRAPH LETTERS
EGYPT - PRISONERS OF WAR RETURN
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 102 1943 B&W 6 NEW ZEALAND - HERE AND THERE
MIDDLE EAST - RETURN FROM BATTLE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 103 1943 B&W 6.5 MIDDLE EAST - TANK RECOVERY
RNZAF - SELECTING AIRCREWS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 104 1943 B&W 7 MIDDLE EAST - BATTLE PRACTICE
MEDICAL - BLOOD TRANSFUSION
AUCKLAND - ARMY PIGEONS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 105 1943 B&W 6.5 CHRISTCHURCH - THEATRE FIRE
WAR WORK - MAKING STEN GUNS
AUCKLAND - LAUNCHING "K" BOATS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 106 1943 B&W 6 WAR WORK - MAKING BATTERIES
RNZAF - FLYING "DUCKS"
MRS. ROOSEVELT ARRIVES
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 107 1943 B&W 6 First 2 stories missing
R.Z.N.A.F. DAUNTLESS DIVE BOMBERS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 108 1943 B&W 6 TROOPS ENTERTAIN THEIR DAY
FARMING- NURSERY GIRLS
PACIFIC WAR FIGHTER PILOTS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 109 1943 B&W 6.5 AIR TRANSPORT - SKYMASTER PLANE
1943 CAMPAIGN HEALTH STAMPS
SIDELIGHT IN THE ROAD
RNZAF ASSAULT COURSE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 110 1943 B&W 7 ST. JOHN AMBULANCE- BANDAGES FROM WASTE
MUNITIONS- ARMY SUPPLIES
SCIENTISTS IN WARTIME- INSTRUMENT MAKING
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 111 1943 B&W 6.5 NZEF- ARRIVAL OF MORE RETURNED MEN
TOPICALITY- AMONG THE GIRLS
NZEF- ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 112 1943 B&W 8 RUATORIA - CEREMONY IN HONOUR OF MĀORI V.C.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 113 1943 B&W 7 NEW ZEALAND - HERE AND THERE
SYRIA - NZ FIGHTER PILOTS
MEDICINE - RESEARCH ON INSULIN PRODUCTION
SYRIA - NZ RAILWAY ENGINEERS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 114 1943 B&W 6 PACIFIC WAR - BRITISH MILITARY MISSION IN NEW ZEALAND
EGYPT - LEAVE IN ALEXANDRIA
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 115 1943 B&W 6 TOPICALITIES - HERE AND THERE
WELCOME - FORESTRY UNIT RETURNS
MIDDLE EAST - AWARDS TO NZEF
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 116 1943 B&W 6.5 NEW ZEALAND TROOPS ON GUADALCANAL
From a NATIONAL FILM UNIT cameraman come these first pictures of New Zealand troops in the South Pacific.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 117 1943 B&W 6.5 PERSONALITY - GENE TUNNEY IN NEW ZEALAND
POST WAR PROBLEMS PROFESSOR ALLAN NEVINS
MIDDLE EAST - MORE KIWIS ARRIVE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 118 1943 B&W 6.5 DISABLED SOLDIERS - TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS
AIR WAR - INTERVIEW WITH A VETERAN GUNNER
CARTERTON - A.T.C. ON TOUR
GUADALCANAL - MAHOGANY MILL
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 119 1943 B&W 6.5 AIR-SEA-RESCUE- RNZAF TRYOUT WITH RUBBER DINGHY
ARMY- ANTI-AIRCRAFT SHOOT
WAR ARTIST- INTRODUCING CAPTAIN PETER MCINTYRE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 120 1943 B&W 7 WARTIME INDUSTRY- MAKING TENNIS BALLS
SCIENCE IN INDUSTRY- TESTING DIE CASTINGS
PACIFIC AIR BASE- RNZAF GROUND CREW
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 121 1943 B&W 6.5 NEW ZEALANDERS VISIT THE HOLY LAND
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 122 1943 B&W 10 New Zealand Division lands in Italy
AIR POWER 1944 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
ALLIES IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC 1944 B&W 24.5 (no synopsis)
DEPARTURE OF 12th REINFORCEMENTS FOR 2NZEF, 29.6.44 1944 B&W 9 (no synopsis)
MORE FOOD FOR BRITAIN 1944 B&W 4 (no synopsis)
Music in wartime 1944 B&W 2.5 CARA HALL PIANIST - Cara Hall Plays the piano for convalescing servicemen, and then a studio recital.
Item also featured in Music Magazine No. 1.
SPEED THE VICTORY SAYS GENERAL FREYBERG 1944 B&W 2.5 (no synopsis)
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 123 1944 B&W 7 WELFARE- WARTIME NURSERY
INDUSTRY- MORE MORTAR BOMBS
TRANS-TASMAN RELATIONS- ARRIVAL OF FIRST AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER THE HON. T.G. D'ALTON
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 124 1944 B&W 5 MUSIC- THE TOKOMARU BAY SCHOOL CHOIR SINGING 'AOTEAROA'
ARMY- WAACS BATHING PARADE
GUADALCANAL- NZ SUPPLIES GO FORWARD
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 125 1944 B&W 7 ARMY & AIR FORCE- DAILY LIFE IN THE SOLOMONS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 126 1944 B&W 7 TOPICALITIES- HERE AND THERE
PACIFIC WAR- BACK FROM THE ISLANDS
EGYPT- SHOPPING IN THE MUSKI AND TUIS VISIT THE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 127 1944 B&W 6 PACIFIC WAR- ARMY MANOEUVRES ON VELLA LAVELLA
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 128 1944 B&W 11 RNZAF- MINDING THE WEATHER
HOME FRONT- ANOTHER NEW INDUSTRY
ITALIAN FRONT- NZ TROOPS MOVE UP TO THE SANGRO RIVER
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 129 1944 B&W 6 PACIFIC FRONT- MEMORIAL SERVICE AT VELLA LAVELLA
AIR TRAINING CORPS- AIRMEN FOR A WEEK
MIDDLE EAST- NZ TRANSPORT PILOTS FLY SUPPLIES TO ITALY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 130 1944 B&W 7.5 R.A.F-. NEW ZEALANDER RECEIVES ORDER OF LENIN
PRIMARY PRODUCTION- SOLDIERS PICK NELSON TOBACCO
WELCOME- SECOND FURLOUGH PARTY RETURNS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 131 1944 B&W 7.5 NEW CALEDONIA- CONVALESCENT DEPOT
TRAINING TO CRUSH JAPAN- CHINESE FLYING CADETS INTERVIEWED IN WELLINGTON
COBB RIVER- HYDRO SCHEME NEARS COMPLETION (missing)
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 132 1944 B&W 7.5 NELSON- SCHOOLBOYS' HOLIDAY CAMP
ITALIAN CAMPAIGN- ROADS TO THE WINTER FRONT
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 133 1944 B&W 7.5 WESTLAND- FROM MINERS TO AIRMEN
VELLA LAVELLA- JETTY BUILDERS
A.E.W.S- 'ARTISTS IN UNIFORM'
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 134 1944 B&W 10 INVASION OF NISSAN
New Zealand Forces in Pacific War Zone.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 135 1944 B&W 6.5 WINTER FRONT IN ITALY
Coverage of New Zealand troops at work in Italy, including artillery, transport and troop movements.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 136 1944 B&W 7.5 NEW ZEALAND- ARMY TRADES TRAINING
NEW CALEDONIA- FIRST NZ NURSES EMBARK FOR FORWARD AREA
CAMERA- US ARMY SIGNAL CORPS TREASURY ISLAND PATROL
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 137 1944 B&W 7 POWER SHORTAGE…. Hydro Construction and Maintenance work in the Waikato.
Auckland…. ASKING FOR AIRMEN
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 138 1944 B&W 7.5 WARTIME TRAFFIC- WOMEN TRUCK DRIVERS
PACIFIC INVASION- WHAT IT TAKES
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 139 1944 B&W 8.5 HERE and THERE
APPLES & HOPS- WARTIME HARVESTING
NISSAN ISLAND- AIRSTRIP CONSTRUCTION
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 140 1944 B&W 17 EASTER ACTION ON BOUGAINVILLE
While on the home front most of us were taking it easy for four days over Easter. Americans, Fijians and some New Zealanders were fighting the Japanese in the shell-blasted swamps and jungle of Bougainville Island. Though the 3rd. NZ Division was already established 150 miles to the north on Nissan Island, the Japanese cut off on Bougainville were still fighting desperately. These grim pictures were taken under fire by a NZ National Film Unit Cameraman. We show them to remind you that the troops sweating and dying in the jungle will not easily understand or forgive any slacking on the home front. Warships bombard the coast of a tropic island, the troops swarm over the beaches, and push inland against the Japanese. We join a Fijian patrol and fight a fierce action at close quarters in the jungle until our main force comes up and blasts the enemy pillboxes with grenades and flame throwers.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 141 1944 B&W 6.5 FASHIONS IN FOOTBALL
BRIDES AND BABIES FROM BRITAIN
NISSAN ISLAND BAKERY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 142 1944 B&W 7.5 NISSAN ISLAND- AWARDS TO NEW ZEALANDERS
WASH DAY IN THE PACIFIC
GUADALCANAL- ARMY MULES
MEDITERRANEAN FRONT- REINFORCEMENTS AND WOUNDED
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 143 1944 B&W 9 NEW ZEALAND PORT- AMERICAN INVASION CRAFT
SUBURBAN EVENT- MIRAMAR, WELLINGTON OPENS NEW PLUNKET ROOMS
RNZAF- CATALINA SQUADRON
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 144 1944 B&W 8 RNZAF- TORPEDO BOMBERS OVER RABAUL
THE VITAMIN INDUSTRY- NEW PRODUCTS FROM COOK STRAITS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 145 1944 B&W 8 DEMONSTRATION- FACTORY MADE HOUSES
NEW ZEALAND INDUSTRY- WARTIME FOOTWEAR
RNZAF- CORSAIRS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 146 1944 B&W 9 RED CROSS- AUCKLAND 'GREY LADIES' HONOURED
AMERICAN MEMORIAL DAY
LINEN FLAX FOR PARATROOPS RAW MATERIAL FOR PARACHUTES FROM NZ FIELDS AND FACTORIES
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 147 1944 B&W 8.5 AUCKLAND- PACIFIC MEN RETURN
CANTERBURY RUGBY UNION TEACHES THEM YOUNG
ADMIRAL HALSEY ARRIVES IN NZ
NOVELTY NEWSPAPER GIVES AUCKLANDERS INVASION NEWS
BRAINS FOR BRITAIN- RADIO IN WAR
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 148 1944 B&W 7 BLENHEIM- A THOUSAND PIGS MAKE BACON OF COOKHOUSE SCRAPS
NEW ZEALANDERS SEE VESUVIUS IN ERUPTION
HOME FROM ITALY - WELLINGTON
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 149 1944 B&W 8 RETURNED MEN- CONVALESCENTS AT HANMER
SENATOR R.V. KEANE AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL MINISTER VISITS NZ RAILWAY TRANSPORT- KEEP THEM ROLLING
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 150 1944 B&W 8 SCHOOL CADETS- CHRIST'S COLLEGE BOYS HANDLE MODERN WAR EQUIPMENT
RE-ESTABLISHMENT TRAINING CENTRE- MEN WITH NEW LIMBS LEARN NEW TRADES -WELLINGTON
ITALIAN FRONT- RIGHT HON. PETER FRASER VISITS CASSINO BATTLEFIELD
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 151 1944 B&W 8.5 WELCOME-CANADIAN BRIDES ARRIVE
JUNIOR ART-SCHOOLS VISIT SHOW OF BRITISH CHILDREN'S PAINTINGS, WELLINGTON
COAL-SEAMS IN SUNLIGHT-MINISTERS VISIT WEST COAST OPEN-CAST MINE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 152 1944 B&W 10 NZ SQUADROUS STRIKE FROM BOUGAINVILLE
Officers give commands to soldiers, then air force drops bombs to destroy Japanese vegetable gardens and suppliers. After that, troops come back and give reports on the damage of the aircrafts to their head officers.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 153 1944 B&W 8 THE PRIME MINISTER RETURNS- RT. HON. PETER FRASER INTERVIEWED IN AUCKLAND
SOLES FROM SCRAP- REPROCESSING SCRAP RUBBER
PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION- BRITISH AND CANADIAN M.P.S IN NEW ZEALAND
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 154 1944 B&W 9.5 FOOTBALL- OTAGO-SOUTHLAND GAME AT INVERCARGILL
THE AMERICANS DEPART MAJOR-GENERAL LEONARD F. WING SAYS GOOD-BYE
ITALY- NEW ZEALANDERS ADVANCE ON ROME
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 155 1944 B&W 9 PATRIOTIC- YUGOSLAVS IN NEW ZEALAND
2ND NZEF- REUNION IN ROME
WELFARE IN WARTIME- WELLINGTON CITY MISSION
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 156 1944 B&W 8 AUCKLAND - ARRIVAL OF US MINISTER HON. KENNETH S. PATTON
UNDERSTUDIES - SEA CADETS LEARN THE JOB
ACK ACK IN AUCKLAND - NZ INSTRUCTORS TRAIN AMERICANS
BURIED CITY - NEW ZEALANDERS VISIT POMPEII
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 157 1944 B&W 7.5 NZ FORESTRY MEN IN ITALY
CHRISTCHURCH- COMFORT IN OLD AGE
ELECTRIC LAMPS- DANCE OF THE GLOBES NOVELTY
FISHERIES- SHARKS TURN RESPECTABLE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 158 1944 B&W 8 WELLINGTON CELEBRATES LIBERATION OF PARIS
AUCKLAND- LARGEST BACON COMPETITION IN THE WORLD
PLASTICS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 159 1944 B&W 8 HOUSING- WESTERN SPRINGS TRANSIT CAMP
NZEF- MALARIA SCHOOL
TEMUKA- MADE FROM CLAY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 160 1944 B&W 7.5 SERVICES AND HOSPITALS- MAKING SURE THE SHOE FITS
INDUSTRY- LINSEED OIL DUNEDIN
NZEF LEAVE IN ROME
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 161 1944 B&W 10.5 HOMECOMING OF FIJI'S FIRST BATTALION
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 162 1944 B&W 8 NATIONAL ATHLETICS- JUNIOR CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP
WAR LOAN- ARMY WEEK IN AUCKLAND
DEPARTURE- NZ BRIDES FOR AMERICA
RUGBY - EDEN PARK- AUCKLAND V. WELLINGTON
NZ DIVISION ENTERS FLORENCE…. FALL OF THE CITY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 163 1944 B&W 10 EXPERIMENT IN INVERCARGILL
At the 1943 elections citizens of Invercargill voted the return of licensed hotels to the city. But they did not go back to the hotel system as it exists elsewhere in New Zealand. Instead, the Government established a trust to administer the sale of liquor in the city. Our film shows the first steps in this experiment.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 164 1944 B&W 7.5 ARRIVAL- BRITISH BRIDES
MOUNT COOK- SNOW SPORTS
HOSPITALS- NURSING TO-DAY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 165 1944 B&W 7.5 INTRODUCING MR. ROLF NUGENT OF UNRRA
SUBURBAN SATURDAY- STATHMORE PARK BUILDS PLUNKET ROOMS
RNZAF- WAAFS TEACH BOMBING
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 166 1944 B&W 9.5 RELIEF- FOOD SHIP FOR GREECE
OPEN-CAST COAL- PARLIAMENTARY PARTY VISITS THE WAIKATO
WELLINGTON'S EAGLE CLUB
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 167 1944 B&W 7.5 NORTH AUCKLAND- WORKING THE ONLY MERCURY MINE IN AUSTRALASIA
TEMPORARY MEASURES- CROWDED SCHOOL RECEIVES PORTABLE CLASSROOMS
WELLINGTON- LUNCH-HOUR CONCERT
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 168 1944 B&W 7 WANGANUI- FUNERAL OF MR H.T. RATANA M.P.
HASTINGS- NO WASTE WOOD
H.M.NZS. GAMBIA- NEW ZEALANDERS INSPECT THEIR NEW CRUISER
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 169 1944 B&W 9 ARRIVALS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST - NEW ZEALAND SOLDIERS AND POLISH CHILDREN
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 170 1944 B&W 8 AIR TRANSPORT- BRITAIN AND NEW ZEALAND LINKED
HOSPITAL SHIP- HOME FOR XMAS
HAMILTON- THE WAIKATO SHOW
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 171 1944 B&W 8 RACING- KEVIN WINS NZ CUP
ARMY- BRIGADIER R.A. ROW D.S.O. RECEIVES AMERICAN DECORATION
DUNEDIN- INDUSTRIES FAIR
HORSE BREEDING- STUD FARMS IN THE WAIKATO
AUCKLAND- PĀKEHĀ CHILDREN GIVE MĀORI DISPLAY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 172 1944 B&W 9 RNZAF- SUNDERLAND FLYING-BOATS ARRIVE
COUNTRY- WAR TIME FARMING
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 173 1944 B&W 7 MAGICIANS ENTERTAIN ORPHANS RELIGION- COUNTRY CHURCHES
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 174 1944 B&W 7 DISPLAY BY WELLINGTON EAST GIRLS' COLLEGE
HEALTH- SHIFTING A HOSPITAL
PALMERSTON NORTH- TESTING SEEDS FOR FARMS AND EXPORT
WINTER FRONT IN ITALY 1944 B&W 6.5 (no synopsis)
VICTORY LOAN 1945 B&W 2 (no synopsis)
VICTORY LOAN (No. 2) 1945 B&W 2 (no synopsis)
VICTORY LOAN RALLY 1945 B&W 2 (no synopsis)
VICTORY LOAN RALLY (OUTTAKES) 1945 B&W 7.5 (no synopsis)
CRETE AFTER FOUR YEARS 1945 B&W 13 (no synopsis)
FROM BATTLE FRONT TO FARM; etc. 1945 B&W 10 FROM BATTLE FRONT TO FARM a re-titled version of the item: REHABILITATION. THE MAN ON THE LAND which first appeared in Weekly Review No. 198 (1945)
DISABLED MEN LEARN WORTHWHILE JOBS a re-titled version of the item: RE-ESTABLISHMENT TRAINING CENTRE.
TRAINING FOR THE BUILDING TRADES a re-titled version of the item: FROM WAR TO PEACE. RETURNED MEN TRAIN FOR BUILDING which first appeared in Weekly Review No. 201 (1945)
MEN WITH NEW LIMBS LEARN NEW TRADES -WELLINGTON- which first appeared in Weekly Review No. 150 (1944)
GENTRY'S SPEECH - P.W.D. 1945 B&W 5.5 (no synopsis)
ITALY - WORLD WAR TWO 1945 B&W 12.5 Off cuts of New Zealander soldiers during the Italian campaign in World War Two.
JAP ENVOYS IN BOUGAINVILLE 1945 B&W 3.5 (no synopsis)
MĀORI CONCERT FOR GRACIE FIELDS 1945 B&W 17 (no synopsis)
MĀORI VILLAGE 1945 B&W 9 How the Māori people make use of New Zealand's geysers and boiling springs. A Māori concert party in full costume rehearse songs and dances which are introduced by Chief Guide Rangi.
NEW ZEALAND CUP NOV. 24th 1945 B&W 4 (no synopsis)
NEW ZEALAND POWs IN ENGLAND 1945 B&W Incomplete newsreel story with footage of New Zealand ex-prisoners of war in London, signing papers and boarding the ship returning to New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND TROTTING CUP NOV 3rd 1945 1945 B&W 4 (no synopsis)
REHABILITATION AND YOU 1945 B&W 10 To show returned servicemen the opportunities open to them for learning a civilian trade or profession, and how to avail themselves of the assistance provided.
TROUT IN NEW ZEALAND 1945 B&W 6 The work of a New Zealand trout hatchery, including close-ups of the fish developing within the egg. New Zealand lakes and rivers, their re-stocking, and giant rainbow trout.
VEHICLE RECLAMATION IN NEW ZEALAND 1945 B&W 10 Produced by NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL FILM UNIT for Ordnance (Automotive)
Reclamation Section SOUTH PACIFIC BASE COMMAND LT. COL. DANIEL F. SULLIVAN ORD. DEPT. US ARMY Officer-in-Charge.
Wrecked and damaged trucks and jeeps salvaged from the war zones in the Pacific, are reconditioned in New Zealand motor assembly factories.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 175 1945 B&W 8 'DUMBO JOBS'- RNZAF RESCUE SERVICE
ROXBURGH- CHILDREN'S HEALTH CAMP
AUCKLAND- CLAY FOR THE TEA TRAY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 176 1945 B&W 6.5 PROGRESS REPORT- HOUSING AT THE HUTT
BOTTLES AND JARS- AUCKLAND GLASS WORKS SHOWS ITS SKILL
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 177 1945 B&W 6.5 NZEF IN ITALY- WINTER QUARTERS
CHAMPIONS AT WORK- PICKING PEAS IN NELSON
HOME FROM ITALY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 178 1945 B&W 6 NAVY- LORD KEYES VISITS NZ NAVAL STATION
HOLIDAYS- FAMILY CAMP NEAR WELLINGTON
SPORT- MOTOR HILL CLIMB
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 179 1945 B&W 9 AWARD- NEW ZEALANDERS RECEIVE US LEGION OF MERIT
WELCOME- AMERICAN AND CANADIAN BRIDES
OFFICIAL VISIT- PACIFIC ISLANDS
CRAFTSMANSHIP- A MODERN GLASS BLOWER
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 180 1945 B&W 8.5 RACING- TRENTHAM YEARLING SALES
RESEARCH- BORER CONTROL
NZEF ITALY- ATTACK ON FAENZA
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 181 1945 B&W 7.5 SPORT- REGATTA AT HAMILTON
HUTT HOUSING- FIRST FAMILY MOVES TO WADDINGTON
VEGETABLES- PUKEKOHE SUPPLIES PACIFIC FRONT
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 182 1945 B&W 8 GEN. PUTTICK VIEWS CADETS
YACHT CHAMPS
1,000,000TH PARCEL
INDUSTRY- ARMY WATER BOTTLES
PACIFIC ISLAND- MAKOGAI LEPER COLONY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 183 1945 B&W 8.5 HARBOUR SWIM
DANNEVIRKE SHOW
NZEF XMAS IN ITALY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 184 1945 B&W 9 FLOODS IN SOUTH
POLISH CAMP
NAVY- 'HOWE' 'ACHILLES' AND 'GAMBIA' IN NZ WATERS.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 185 1945 B&W 6 FREYBERG CUP
WOUNDED RETURN
NOVELTY- BUSH SAXOPHONE
FORESTS OF THE FUTURE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 186 1945 B&W 7.5 SERVICES SPORTS
PETONE'S PET
KAITANGATA- CLUTHA RIVER BREAKS ITS BANKS
FUNERAL OF MRS. JANET FRASER
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 186 PRESENTATION TITLE 1945 B&W 0.5 Presentation title for attaching to a print of the item: FUNERAL OF MRS. JANET FRASER.
‘Presented by the New Zealand National Film Unit to the Right Honourable P. Fraser in memory of a very gentle lady who was our friend’.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 187 1945 B&W 9.5 THE PILCHARD FISHERMEN
The pilchard fishermen in New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds haul their nets by night. At dawn carrier pigeons fly from the boats to the canning factory with reports of the size of the catch so that when the boats come in all is ready for immediate processing of the fish.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 188 1945 B&W 7 TRENTHAM AUTUMN HANDICAP
FARMING- THE LAST OF THE HARVEST
BOATBUILDING- WHALE CHASERS FOR AUSTRALIA
FOR INVASION BEACHES- DEHYDRATION OF VEGETABLES
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 189 1945 B&W 9 MR. SULLIVAN IN ITALY
HOT MEALS FOR FRONT LINE
EASTER 1945- A WEEKEND TO REMEMBER

WEEKLY REVIEW No. 190 (1945) B&W 8.5 mins
VARSITY BOAT RACE
NGARUAWAHIA REGATTA
BRIDES AND BABIES
STANDARDS OF QUALITY- FOOD, FURNITURE AND FOOTWEAR
HON. WALTER NASH PAYS A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 190 (Fragment) 1945 B&W 35 An extract from the item: HON. WALTER NASH PAYS A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 191 1945 B&W 9.5 INDIAN DELEGATION
AUTUMN TROTS
PROFESSOR COTTON- A WORLD AUTHORITY DISCUSSES RUAPEHU
EUROPE- KIWIS ASSIST REFUGEES
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 192 1945 B&W 8.5 HAMILTON- AIR FORCE PAGEANT
PALMERSTON NORTH- FATHERS FOR THE DAY
ARRIVALS- FROM MIDDLE EAST AND MANILA
GEN. MARK CLARK- COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ITALY, VISITS NZ DIVISION
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 193 1945 B&W 8.5 BRIGADIER CLIFTON- RETURNED PRISONER OF WAR
CABLE SHIP- LAYING COOK STRAIT CABLE
EUROPE- FOOTSLOGGER
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 194 1945 B&W 6.5 WORLD STUDENT RELIEF- WORK DAY
PEACE IN EUROPE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 195 1945 B&W 8 NEW ZEALAND CELEBRATES VE DAY
People gather at the front of the government building in Wellington and a General claims the end of European War. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister gives a speech to public, and the national ceremony on the streets of Wellington and Christchurch is shown.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 196 1945 B&W 8 VISITOR- SIR ANGUS GILLAN OF THE BRITISH COUNCIL
RECENT HISTORY- ANZACS AT THE SENIO RIVER
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 197 1945 B&W 8 MR. FRASER AT SAN FRANCISCO
COUNTRY LIFE- PAMPAS GRASS FIELD-DAY AT MANAKAU
WELLINGTON- AT WAKEFIELD'S GRAVE
AUCKLAND- MIDGET CAR RACING
A DOGS' SHOW (missing)
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 198 1945 B&W 9.5 AMERICAN MEMORIAL DAY
CHRISTCHURCH- WOOLLEN MANUFACTURE
ITALY- DONKEY DERBY
REHABILITATION- THE MAN ON THE LAND
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 199 1945 B&W 7 AIR ACE- FAMOUS NZ FIGHTER PILOT
HUTT VALLEY- NEW PLUNKET ROOMS OPENED
ITALY- KIPPENBERGER VISITS NZ DIVISION
MACKENZIE COUNTRY- DOWN FROM THE TOPS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 200 1945 B&W 11 NEW ZEALAND POWS – FLYING OUT FROM GERMANY
Bringing out New Zealand prisoners of war.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 201 1945 B&W 7.5 DR. W.B. SUTCH- U.N.R.R.A. SUPPLY OFFICER
TEMUKA- BAILEY BRIDGE IN CIVVIES
RECENT HISTORY- MTB’S IN ADRIATIC
FROM WAR TO PEACE- RETURNED MEN TRAIN FOR BUILDING
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 202 1945 B&W 8.5 WELLINGTON- PRESENTATION OF FREYBERG FLAG
COMMUNICATIONS- NEW MAKARA RADIO
HIGHBANK- LARGEST POWER UNIT IN NZ IN OPERATION
EMPIRE AIR-TRAINING SCHEME- ANZACS IN CANADA
Cameras: Canadian Film Board
Spoken by: Flying Officer Neil Wilson, RNZAF
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 203 1945 B&W 8.5 BACK FROM SAN FRANCISCO- PRIME MINISTER LANDS IN AUCKLAND
PRISONERS OF WAR- HOME AT LAST
ELECTRIC POWER- SWITCH OFF
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 204 1945 B&W 9 AUCKLAND- FAMILY OF TWELVE
WELLINGTON- CIVIC RECEPTION TO PRIME MINISTER
INSIDE YUGOSLAVIA- TITO'S ARMY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 205 1945 B&W 8 WELLINGTON- 900 EX-KRIEGIES HOME
TRANSPORT- COMBINED ROAD AND RAIL BRIDGE
AUSTRIA- STALAG 18A AND KLAGENFURT
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 206 1945 B&W 9.5 THE DIVISION IN ITALY - DANGER IN TRIESTE
Tense situation as New Zealand troops and Tito's Yugoslavs enter Trieste.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 207 1945 B&W 8 CLOTHES FOR EUROPE- NZ CHILDREN HELP U.N.R.R.A.
ARRIVAL- MORE CANADIAN BRIDES
WESTFIELD- BACONER PIGS
PARLIAMENT- MASS DEPUTATION
WELLINGTON, AUCKLAND- GRACIE ARRIVES
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 208 1945 B&W 9.5 VJ DAY CELEBRATIONS
(no synopsis)
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 209 1945 B&W 10.5 ROTORUA- MĀORI BATTALION POW'S RETURN
WELLINGTON- HOME FROM THE WAR
WITH GRACIE IN ROTORUA
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 210 1945 B&W 8.5 RUGBY- NORTH V SOUTH
WAR INDUSTRY- RECLAIMING WRECKED VEHICLES
NAVY- BRITISH SUBMARINE VISITS NEW ZEALAND
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 211 1945 B&W 9.5 CHRISTCHURCH-CHURCHES CONFER ON CHRISTIAN ORDER
ITALY- KIWIS ON LEAVE
VULCANISM- CAMERA ON RUAPEHU
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 212 1945 B&W 9 AUCKLAND- ACHILLES RETURNS
ROAD SAFETY- SCHOOL PATROL
INDUSTRY- BREWING
BOUGAINVILLE- BISCUIT BOMBERS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 213 1945 B&W 8 AUCKLANDERS SEE AIRCRAFT-CARRIER
AUCKLAND- PACIFIC FOOD STORE
ON BOARD HMS GLORY- JAP SURRENDER OFF RABAUL
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 214 1945 B&W 8 AUCKLAND- HOCKEY TOURNEY
FITNESS- HEALTH CAMPS
MIDDLE EAST- CAIRO MEMORIES
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 215 1945 B&W 9.5 NEW ZEALAND CAMERAMAN IN SINGAPORE
New Zealand was first in collecting her men from Japanese Prison Camps.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 216 1945 B&W 7.5 PORT OF AUCKLAND- CANADIAN WHEAT SHIP
PHYSIO-THERAPY- TREATMENT FOR INJURED SERVICEMEN
WELLINGTON- 'STRATHMORE' ARRIVES
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 217 1945 B&W 7.5 WELLINGTON RECEPTION- VCs OF TWO WARS
FROM BRITAIN- FIRST PEACE-TIME CARS
ANNIVERSARY- CHINA'S NATIONAL DAY
RNZAF- PACIFIC HOMECOMING
BOXING- MURPHY V STEVENS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 218 1945 B&W 7 PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
National Health - DENTAL CLINIC SERVICE EXTENDED
Suppliers - THE MARKETS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 219 1945 B&W SPORT- SERVICEMEN'S BOWLS
WAIKANAE- WIND, SAND and MOTOR-BIKES
U.N.R.R.A- CLOTHES FOR EUROPE
HASTINGS- SPRING SHOW
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 220 1945 B&W 8 AUCKLAND and WELLINGTON- NAVY ARRIVALS
CHILDREN'S WARD- HOSPITAL ENTERTAINMENT
HUTT VALLEY- BUILDING A CO-OP SHOP
ROTORUA- TROUT HATCHERY
WEEKLY REVIEW NO. 221 1945 B&W 7.5 RUGBY IN WALES - NZEF BEATS SWANSEA
RECREATION - HOBBIES EXHIBITION
KAWHIA - A GOLDEN JUBILEE
WELLINGTON - ANIMAL AMBULANCE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 222 1945 B&W 7.5 ROYAL NAVY- HMS 'NEWFOUNDLAND' IN LYTTELTON
INTERVIEW- CAPT. UPHAM VC AND BAR
INDUSTRY- MADE OF LEATHER
SOUTH PACIFIC COMMANDER'S VISIT- US FLAGSHIP IN AUCKLAND
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 223 1945 B&W 7 MR. IVAN K. ZIABKIN- SOVIET MINISTER TO NEW ZEALAND
HMS 'INDEFATIGABLE'- BIG BRITISH CARRIER'S ARRIVAL
AUCKLAND- A CHINESE PLAY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 224 1945 B&W 8 OHAKEA- LORD ALANBROOKE ARRIVES
WELLINGTON- LABOUR PARTY RALLY
FEILDING- YOUNG FARMERS' CLUB SHOW
ELIZABETH MATHESON- A POTTER AT WORK
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 225 1945 B&W 8.5 1945- CHRISTMAS COMES TO PETONE
CHILD HELPS CHILD- SPLENDID FELLOWS' CLUB
RUGBY AT LEEDS- KIWIS BEAT NORTHERN SERVICES
Narrator: Lt W.J. McCarthy
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 226 1945 B&W 8 ROYAL NAVY- BRITISH SHIPS VISIT NEW ZEALAND
AUCKLAND CITY OF SUNLIGHT 1946 Colour 10.5 (no synopsis)
CIVVY STREET 1946 B&W 9 By showing individual examples of the re-establishment of returned servicemen and servicewomen in civilian life, the film indicates the very wide range of assistance given, from usual trades to such unusual ones as directing a tourist resort or operating a pie-cart.
HOUSING IN NEW ZEALAND 1946 B&W 16.5 A historical survey of how the New Zealand house has evolved over the last hundred years. The good simple houses of the early pioneers, the Victorian elaborations, and the trend again to simplicity in the modern house. This is followed by a survey of the housing position in New Zealand as it was in 1946. The difficulties of shortages in labour and material are discussed and the New Zealand State housing project is shown in some detail together with details for future towns.
NELSON AND THE WEST COAST 1946 Colour 10 The province of sunny Nelson and the fascinating West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Scenery of lakes, glaciers and mountains.
NEW ZEALAND DIARY 2 1946 B&W 4 PLAYGROUND- NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPS AT NAPIER
NEW ZEALAND AND WORLD WAR II 1946 B&W 11 (no synopsis)
OUR DEBT TO GREECE 1946 B&W 4.5 CORSO Appeals For Funds
RECORD-BREAKING LANCASTER ARIES IN NEW ZEALAND 1946 B&W 4 (no synopsis)
TAUPŌ FIRES 1946 B&W 4 Coverage of the Taupō fires.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 227 1946 B&W 8 KAIKOURA- SOUTH ISLAND MAIN TRUNK OPENED
INJURED SERVICEMEN- OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
MUSIC- BANDS FESTIVAL
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 228 1946 B&W 7 DR. A.C. HOU- UNRRA LIAISON OFFICER
'MOOLTAN' ARRIVES FOR XMAS
SPORTING- GALLOPS AND TROTS AT AUCKLAND
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 229 1946 B&W 8 AID FOR EUROPE- UNRRA TEAM LEAVES FOR GREECE
TIMARU- CALEDONIAN SPORTS
FOOD- WELLINGTON'S MILK SUPPLY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 230 1946 B&W 8.5 'OTRANTO' ARRIVES- HAPPY HOMECOMING
INDUSTRY- ICE CREAM
HAMILTON- HILL CLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP
LAKE WANAKA- HOLIDAY CAMP
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 231 1946 B&W 8.5 20,000TH HOUSE
ZOO EVENT
OUTDOOR DRAUGHTS
BOWLING CHAMPS
TRENTHAM- THOROUGHBREDS FOR SALE
RACING- WELLINGTON CUP
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 232 1946 B&W 11 MĀORI BATTALION RETURNS
(no synopsis)
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 233 1946 B&W 9 WHIPPET RACING
SAILORS' PICNIC
5000 FOR A HORSE
HAMILTON REGATTA
MARTON- PLOUGHS FOR THE FIELDS OF CHINA
AUCKLAND- ANNIVERSARY REGATTA
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 234 1946 B&W 9.5 PECK SHIELD HARBOUR SWIM
HARRIS BREAKS -MILE RECORD
CARDIFF- KIWIS beat WALES
CENTRAL OTAGO- FRUIT GROWING
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 235 1946 B&W 8 PHYSICAL EDUCATION- TEACHERS' DEMONSTRATION
AGRICULTURE- GRASS SEED HARVESTING
FROM NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES- DUTCH EVACUEES ARRIVE
FLYING- FIRST JET AIRCRAFT in NZ
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 236 1946 B&W 8.5 PUBLIC RELATIONS- ANZAC PRESS PARTY FLIES TO JAPAN
WANGANUI- ROWING CHAMPS
TOWN AND COUNTRY- AUCKLAND A&P SHOW
FOOTBALL- SCOTLAND beats KIWIS 11-6
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 237 1946 B&W 7.5 AIR CONFERENCE- BRITISH DELEGATES ARRIVE
WAIKATO- PEAT FIRES
NELSON-PICTON- CONDUCTED TOUR
CENTRAL OTAGO- GOLD
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 238 1946 B&W 7 WAITANGI- NEW FLAGSTAFF
SHEEP FARMING- POWER-SPRAY DIPPING
PLAYGROUND- NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPS AT NAPIER
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 239 1946 B&W 7 J FORCE- 14 SQUADRON DEPARTS
BIRTHS- TWINS FOR THE TIGER
KARORI- FIRST STEPS in SWIMMING
SCIENCE- DOMINION PHYSICAL LABORATORY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 240 1946 B&W 7 CHRISTCHURCH POLE SITTER
FILM CONFERENCE
LT-GEN. NORTHCOTT in JAPAN
WAIKATO GIRLS
WELTER WEIGHT CHAMP- MURPHY DEFEATS CALTAUX
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 241 1946 B&W 9.5 SURF RESCUE
VEHICULAR FERRY
JAPAN- NZ ADVANCE PARTY ARRIVES
CAMERA-NZ FILM UNIT CRICKET- AUSTRALIA DEFEATS NEW ZEALAND
VISITORS- LORD and LADY LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN in NZ
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 242 1946 B&W 6.5 GISBORNE- ENDURANCE SWIM
KIWIS beat FRANCE VISITORS-
LORD and LADY LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN in the SOUTH
J. FORCE- SEEING JAPAN
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 243 1946 B&W 7.5 KIWIS AT NAPIER
MARCHING CHAMPIONS
HYDRO-ELECTRICITY- WAIKAREMOANA SYPHONED TO INCREASE POWER PRIMARY PRODUCTION
EGGS FROM WANGANUI
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 244 1946 B&W 8.5 PARAPARAUMU- JET PLANE GIVES DISPLAY
WATER TRANSPORT- WANGANUI RIVER
JAPAN- J FORCE ARRIVES
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 245 1946 B&W 8.5 PAREMATA- YACHTING REGATTA
MOTUEKA- APPLE DEHYDRATION
JAPAN- J FORCE SETTLES IN
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 246 1946 B&W 9 DUNEDIN- NEW MASSAGE SCHOOL
SPORT- THE SEASON OPENS
HEALTH- HOSPITALS MEET STAFF PROBLEMS
WORLD FOOD CRISIS- THE SHIPS ARE ON THE WAY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 247 1946 B&W 8 ANZAC DAY in LONDON
PARADE in JAPAN
INDUSTRY- ALUMINIUM WARE
SOUTHLAND- DUCK SHOOTING
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 248 1946 B&W 7 NEW GOVERNOR-GENERAL
J FORCE PARADE PAPAKURA
LEARNING MOTHERCRAFT
CLAUDELANDS- SHEEP WEEK AT WAIKATO FARM SCHOOL
SHIPS- BARQUE 'PAMIR' SAILS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 249 1946 B&W 11 NEW ZEALAND AND WORLD WAR II
On the occasion of London's Victory Parade the National Film Unit issues this special reel. It shows some of the war's highlights as they affected New Zealand.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 250 1946 B&W 8 SIR KEITH PARK HERE
COUPON CHAMPS
US MEMORIAL DAY
KURE- ANZACS in JAPAN
REINFORCEMENTS- J FORCE SAILS
PAPAKURA- BEE DAY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 251 1946 B&W 10.5 GREAT NORTHERN STEEPLES
ARMY AND AIR FORCE IN JAPAN
MOTORING- NUMBER PLATES
DUNEDIN- TOWN AND GOWN
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 252 1946 B&W 8 MODERN GIRLS- LOOKING AFTER THE FIGURES
TRANSPORT DEP'T- TRAFFIC OFFICERS GO TO SCHOOL
VICEREGAL- GOVERNOR-GENERAL ARRIVES
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 253 1946 B&W 8 ARRIVALS- MORE MACHINES FOR P.W.D.
SCOUTS- MOVING DAY
INDUSTRY- IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING
BILLIARDS- CLARK McCONACHY GIVES DEMONSTRATION
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 254 1946 B&W 7.5 PARLIAMENT OPENS
NEW AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER
FRISCO CLIPPER
SOUTH ISLAND - ADDINGTON SALEYARDS
Weekly review no. 255 1946 B&W 8 HMS ACHILLES IN WELLINGTON
SOIL CONSERVATION FILM VAN WELLINGTON
HILL CLIMB WELLINGTON
RNZAF IN JAPAN
BATH MAKING
YOUNG FARMERS FIELD DAY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 256 1946 B&W 8 AUCKLAND DOG SHOW
DUNEDIN MOBILE PLUNKET CLINIC
COMMANDER JACKSON- UNRRA DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL
DUNEDIN- GREENSTONE WORKER
SOUTHLAND- RABBITERS' RICH HARVEST
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 257 1946 B&W 8.5 NAENAE CO-OP SHOPS
AUCKLAND FAREWELL to ACHILLES
OHAKEA- MR. NASH RETURNS
EAST COAST- DISTRICT NURSE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 258 1946 B&W 9 'CIVVY STREET' RETURNED MEN FIND NEW JOBS
By showing individual examples of the re-establishment of returned servicemen and servicewomen in civilian life, the film indicates the very wide range of assistance given, from usual trades to such unusual ones as directing a tourist resort or operating a pie-cart.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 259 1946 B&W 10 J FORCE DRAFT
INTERVIEW (Jerry Jaxon)
TAURANGA- CITRUS FRUITS
ALEXANDRA- SKATING CARNIVAL
WANGANUI- TRAINING SHEEPDOGS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 260 1946 B&W 8 GRAND NATIONAL DUMBO ROMPS HOME
HUTT and KARORI TREE PLANTING
MARLBOROUGH- WILD GOAT MENACE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 261 1946 B&W 8 TRENTHAM CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPS
COOK STRAIT - WHALING (missing)
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 262 1946 B&W 8 FLOODS in MANAWATU, PLOUGHING MATCH.
70-ACRE FACTORY - RAILWAY WORKSHOPS AT HUTT
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 263 1946 B&W 10 RETAILING SCHOOL FOR SALESMEN
SHIPS- 'MĀORI' AND 'HINEMOA'
SPORT- RUGBY IN NEW ZEALAND
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 264 1946 B&W 8 WANGANUI RIVER MOUTH
FLAME THROWER
ARTS- MĀORI CARVING
OAMARU- THE LIMESTONE INDUSTRY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 265 1946 B&W 10 FIRST RUGBY TEST- ALL BLACKS DEFEAT AUSTRALIA
SCIENCE IN N. Z- NEW BUILDING FOR PLANT CHEMISTRY
GUN ACCIDENTS- YOU CAN'T BE TOO CAREFUL
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 266 1946 B&W 9.5 WELLINGTON- CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION FIRE
YOUNG SINGERS- UNCLE TOM'S CHOIR
SPRINGTIME- ON THE FARM
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 267 1946 B&W 11 WINTER SPORTS AT MOUNT COOK
Skiing and other snow sports around the Hermitage Hotel in New Zealand's Southern Alps. Human
interest, comic incidents, and magnificent mountain and glacier scenery.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 268 1946 B&W 7 WOOLDOZING
ROWING SEASON OPENS
HOME AGAIN- AUNT DAISY RETURNS TO WORK
TRANS-TASMAN- FLIGHT STEWARDESS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 269 1946 B&W 8 COAL BY SAIL, CHINESE PICNIC.
MASSEY COLLEGE- EX-SERVICEMEN LEARN FARMING
NZ SINGER- GWENDOLINE MINOGUE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 270 1946 B&W 7 SPRING- TULIP TIME
AGRICULTURE- DRAINAGE DEMONSTRATION
INTERVIEW- NORMAN CORWIN
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 271 1946 B&W 10 ROUND-UP ON MOLESWORTH
The springtime round-up of beef cattle on the 75 miles long Molesworth cattle station operated by the Government in New Zealand's South Island.
Weekly Review No. 272 1946 B&W 6.5 NURSES from ENGLAND
MEMORIAL GATES
OHAKUNE CO-OP
HUNDRED MILE CYCLE RACE
HASTINGS- YOUNG FRUIT GROWERS' FIELD DAY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 273 1946 B&W 9 OHAKUNE- STUMPING and CLEARING
AUCKLAND- TOUCHE!
PUBLIC WORKS- DOWN TO THE CHATHAMS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 274 1946 B&W 10 TOKIO- TRAFALGAR DAY PARADE
KAIKOHE- MĀORI TRAINING CENTRE
AUCKLAND- A DOG'S CHANCE
CHRISTCHURCH- NEW ZEALAND CUP
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 275 1946 B&W 8 HYDRO-ELECTRICITY.DUNEDINS POWER
INDUSTRY.GLOVE MAKING
NORTH AUCKLAND.MĀORI CANTEEN RETURNS
RIMUTAKA TUNNEL.FIRST SHOT FIRED
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 276 1946 B&W 9.5 AUCKLAND- AMERICAN TENNIS STARS
RICCARTON- DISABLED SERVICEMEN'S CENTRE
OHAKUNE- SAWMILL IN ACTION
WHANGAREI- A&P SHOW
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 277 1946 B&W 6.5 ACCELERATION- SPORTS CAR TRIALS
UNIVERSITY EXPANSION- TEMPORARY CLASSROOMS
MARKSMANSHIP- HOME GUARD RIFLE CLUB
SCIENCE- STUDENTS for AMERICA
WHANGAREI- CLOCK COLLECTOR
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 278 1946 B&W 8 TANGITERORIA- RODEO
DRESS REHEARSAL- SCHOOLCHILDREN'S NOVEL PANTOMIME
AUCKLAND AND KAWAU ISLAND 1947 B&W 5.5 Overview of Auckland city and Kawau island including shots of Governor Grey's old residence (issued as part of New Zealand Diary 8).
CHILDREN AND MUSIC 1947 B&W 10.5 New Zealand's National Symphony Orchestra plays "Fingal's Cave" and "Handel in the Strand" for secondary school pupils, with explanatory comment by Conductor Anderson Tyrer.
CHRISTCHURCH FIRE 1947 B&W 4 (no synopsis)
EXHIBITION LOOP - WORKPRINT OFFCUTS 1947 B&W 7.5 (no synopsis)
NEW ZEALAND DIARY 5 1947 B&W 13.5 Easter 1945 - A WEEKEND TO REMEMBER
Rehabilitation - THE MAN ON THE LAND
Rimutaka Tunnel - FIRST SHOT FIRED
Kaikohe - MĀORI TRAINING CENTRE
NEW ZEALAND’S SCHOOLS DENTAL SERVICE 1947 B&W 13 The training of nurses for the Dental Service, and their work among schoolchildren.
NORTH OF AUCKLAND 1947 B&W 9 Town and farm, coast and forest, and novel features of northern New Zealand.
PATTERNS IN FLAX 1947 B&W 11 The six-foot leaves of New Zealand's native flax plant were invaluable to the Māori people, who plaited mats and baskets from strips of the almost unbreakable leaves and made cloth and rope from the tough fibres. Now modern factories use some of the beautiful old Māori designs to make modern floor coverings. Often the modern weaving machines are operated by descendants of the Māori who used these fibres to make the fine material for their garments.
POWER FROM THE RIVER 1947 B&W 23 New Zealand's longest river, the Waikato, flows from the famous trout waters of Lake Taupō and on through rich farmlands to the sea. Cities, towns and vast man-made forests line its banks, and a chain of hydro-electric stations draw power from the river to light and heat the factories and farms of New Zealand's North Island.
THE RIGHT-HAND RULE 1947 B&W 5.5 Instructional film for motor vehicle drivers and cyclists.
SAFE CYCLING 1947 B&W 5 Instructional film for primary and secondary school children.
THE SCHOOL BUS 1947 B&W 6 Instructional film for primary school children, teaching safe conduct when travelling between home and school by motor bus.
TRAFFIC FILMS INTRODUCTION No. 1 1947 B&W 1 Road Safety Campaign introductory trailer. (Probably never released.)
TRAFFIC FILMS INTRODUCTION No. 2 1947 B&W 1 Road Safety Campaign introductory trailer intended for attaching to the film Traffic With The Devil (M.G.M.) and promoting the Junior Chamber of Commerce Road Safety Drive of August 1947
WANGANELLA SAVED 1947 B&W 2.5 (no synopsis)
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 279 1947 B&W 9 TOWN AND COUNTRY- NORTH OF AUCKLAND
Town and farm, coast and forest, and novel features of northern New Zealand.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 280 1947 B&W 11 PATTERNS IN FLAX
The six-foot leaves of New Zealand's native flax plant were invaluable to the Māori people, who plaited mats and baskets from strips of the almost unbreakable leaves and made cloth and rope from the tough fibres. Now modern factories use some of the beautiful old Māori designs to make modern floor coverings. Often the modern weaving machines are operated by descendants of the Māori who used these fibres to make the fine material for their garments.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 281 1947 B&W 7 AUCKLAND- 'BELLONA' ARRIVES
NORTHLAND- TOHEROAS
HUTT- AMPUTEES' PICNIC
NORTH-SOUTH- FLYING EGGS REEFTON- FIRE BRIGADES' DEMONSTRATION
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 282 1947 B&W 7 AUCKLAND- ROAD MARKING MACHINE
SPORT- ARCHERY
HEALTH- MOBILE DENTAL CLINIC
INDUSTRY- MAKING WASHING MACHINES
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 283 1947 B&W 5.5 TRADE TRAINING- THE DINKUM OIL
SHIPWRECK- 'WANGANELLA' ON ROCKS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 284 1947 B&W 9.5 ANTARCTIC OUTPOST
Meteorological outpost of Campbell Island. Interesting shots of life and surroundings on the island. Fascinating animal and bird life, sea elephants, sea lions, penguins, etc, on this island near the South Pole.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 285 1947 B&W 8 INTERVIEW- MISS NOLA LUXFORD
LYTTELTON- SEA CADETS
AUCKLAND- SANDERS CUP
MOTUEKA- THE APPLE GROWERS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 286 1947 B&W 8 SCIENCE EXPEDITION - WHITE ISLAND
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 287 1947 B&W 9.5 WELLINGTON- ATHLETIC MEET
WELLINGTON- SUMMER FIRE
PAHIATUA- PRIME MINISTER AND ARCHBISHOP PANICO VISIT POLISH CAMP
AUCKLAND- REGATTA DAY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 288 1947 B&W 8 PICTON- ROWING REGATTA
WEATHER- STORM DAMAGE
SHIPPING- WANGANELLA IN DOCK
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 289 1947 B&W 9 RECREATION- MARCHING DISPLAY
NEW PLYMOUTH- AIR PAGEANT
OTAGO- HARVESTING
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 290 1947 B&W 9.5 KING'S PRIZE
LEARNING TO SWIM
ARRIVALS SAMOANS WELCOMED
LORD BLEDISLOE
BYRD EXPEDITION
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 291 1947 B&W 9 U.N.R.R.A - AID FOR CHINA
HAMILTON -POWER BOAT RACES
MASTERTON - FARMERS' SHOW
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 292 1947 B&W 8 AUCKLAND- EARTH DAM
NOVELTY- BELL RINGERS
MOTUEKA- SEASONAL WORKERS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 293 1947 B&W 10.5 CULTURE- MUSIC and CHILDREN
The creation of the National symphony Orchestra is a landmark in the cultural development of a young country. One of the most important functions of such an orchestra is to teach our children musical appreciation. New Zealand's National Symphony Orchestra plays 'Fingal's Cave' and 'Handel in the Strand' for secondary school pupils, with explanatory comment by Conductor Anderson Tyrer.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 294 1947 B&W 8.5 BLEDISLOE TOUR- CUP PRESENTATION
HAMILTON- CHILDREN'S THEATRE
CHRISTCHURCH- TEST CRICKET
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 295 1947 B&W 7.5 NAPIER- BASKETBALL
FUNERAL OF THE HON D.G. SULLIVAN
PAREMATA- EASTER REGATTA
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 296 1947 B&W 9 NGARUAWAHIA- MĀORI REGATTA
JAPAN- PEARL FARM
NORTH AUCKLAND- KAURI FOREST
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 297 1947 B&W 8 HYDROELECTRICITY - KARAPIRO
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 298 1947 B&W 8.5 AIR- VIKING AIRCRAFT
RUATOKI- MĀORI FARMERS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 299 1947 B&W 8.5 WORLD JAMBOREE- SCOUTS FAREWELLED
HAMILTON- CHILDREN'S CLOTHES DRIVE
CHRISTCHURCH- MOTOR BIKE TRIALS
JAPAN- J FORCE IN TOKIO
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 300 1947 B&W 7.5 MUSIC- CHERNIAVSKY
The world-artist's perfect bowing and fingering are displayed in his rendering of Dinicu's 'Hora Staccato'
TAUMARUNUI- AXEMEN'S CARNIVAL
SOUTHLAND- OYSTERS FROM BLUFF
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 301 1947 B&W 8.5 HAMILTON- FARM SCHOOL
RUGBY TRIAL- ALL BLACKS IN ACTION
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 302 1947 B&W 9 ROYAL SOCIETY OF NZ HOLDS FIRST POSTWAR SCIENCE CONGRESS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 303 1947 B&W 8 INTERVIEW - MR. NASH RETURNS
UNRRA - SHIPS FOR CHINA
CHRISTCHURCH - LEAF COLLECTOR
J FORCE - ON LEAVE IN JAPAN
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 304 1947 B&W 9 VAUDEVILLE- The FLYING de PAULS in WELLINGTON
WAIKAREMOANA- HYDRO PIPELINES
RNZAF- MOSQUITOES
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 305 1947 B&W 10 LIGHTHOUSE MAINTENANCE
Taking supplies to lighthouses on lonely headlands and remote precipitous islands around New Zealand's long coastline. Skilful boat handling amid breakers foaming against cliff and rock, human interest, nature interest shots of sea birds and rare Tuatara lizards.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 306 1947 B&W 8.5 PARLIAMENT- FIRST WOMAN MINISTER
MASTERTON- AID FOR EUROPE'S CHILDREN
STORM- FLOODS IN WAIRARAPA
ELECTRIC POWER- CRISIS IN SOUTH ISLAND
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 307 1947 B&W 9 J FORCE - ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE
CANTERBURY - WINTER FARMING
OPTICS INDUSTRY - CONTACT LENSES
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 308 1947 B&W 9 SOCCER TEST - SOUTH AFRICA V NEW ZEALAND
SOUTH OF BLUFF - MUTTON BIRDERS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 309 1947 B&W 7.5 COOK ISLANDS - ORANGES
The cultivation, harvesting, packing and shipping of the orange crop from Rarotonga, in New Zealand's Island Territories. The attractive people of these South Sea Islands live in pleasant, thatched villages amid the palms and groves of coral fringed Pacific Islands.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 310 1947 B&W 11 MAIL RUN
Royal New Zealand Air Force flight to New Zealand troops in Japan. Across the Tasman Sea and the Australian desert to tropical Darwin, then on to Saigon, Mandalay, Singapore, and past Mount Fujiyama to Tokyo.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 311 1947 B&W 10 SAMOAN INDEPENDENCE- UNITED NATIONS MISSION
NEW ZEALAND TOUR- LORD MONTGOMERY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 312 1947 B&W 7.5 HEALTH- FOOT SURVEY
ARBOR DAY- GOVERNOR GENERAL PLANTS TREE
$77,752 CHEQUE- GIFT TO BRITAIN
EROSION- WILLOWS FROM THE AIR
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 313 1947 B&W 9.5 HANMER- FOREST NURSERY
J FORCE- OUR PART IN THE OCCUPATION
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 314 1947 B&W 10.5 THE SCHOOL DENTAL NURSE
The training of dental nurses and their work in the schools' dental clinics and at the central clinic in the city.
Human interest and child appeal.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 315 1947 B&W 7 NEWCOMERS- BRITISH IMMIGRANTS ARRIVE
NELSON- DOMINION BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Netball)
FARMING BY PLANE- COBALT SPRAYING
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 316 1947 B&W 8 SEA SCOUTS- PUTTING TO SEA
TE KAUWHATA- WINE MAKING
SPORT- UNIVERSITY WINTER TOURNAMENT
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 317 1947 B&W 6 SEDDON- MOTORISED LAUNDRESS
DUNEDIN- UNDERWATER ELECTRIC SUPPLY
RADAR RESEARCH- THE CANTERBURY PROJECT
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 318 1947 B&W 8 'OLYMPIA'- NAZI FILM BUYS FOOD FOR BRITAIN
TIMARU- MAKING MACARONI
FORESTRY- FIRE FIGHTERS' SCHOOL
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 319 1947 B&W 10 SHOWING THE FLAG- HMNZS 'ARBUTUS' IN PACIFIC
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 320 1947 B&W 9 FUNERAL OF HON. JAMES O'BRIEN
HEALTH CAMPS- POSTAGE STAMPS AID FUNDS
NAVAL AVIATION- HMS 'THESEUS' VISITS NEW ZEALAND
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 321 1947 B&W 8 QUEENSTOWN- SKI TOW
FACTORY AND FARM- AID FOR BRITAIN
RUATORIA- A MĀORI GATHERING
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 322 1947 B&W 7 CHRISTCHURCH- A PLACE FOR OLD FOLKS
DUNEDIN- X-RAY SERVICE FOR HORSES
SECONDARY INDUSTRIES - SOME WANGANUI FACTORIES
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 323 1947 B&W 9 PAPAKURA- ARMY HOUSING
PALMERSTON NORTH- DISABLED SERVICEMEN'S FARM
SUMNER- SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 324 1947 B&W 8.5 MĀORI SCHOOL
Māori children in a New Zealand country district reach school by bus, on horses, by swimming rivers, and on foot. They receive normal primary school education, plus instruction in Māori and English languages, home crafts, care of health, Māori arts and crafts, farming, and trades training. The boys build a house in the school grounds, and girls do the housekeeping and cooking in the house.
Strong human-interest appeal.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 325 1947 B&W 7.5 WELLINGTON- HOME MADE BOWLING GREEN
CYCLING- CHAMPIONSHIP and OLYMPIC TRIAL
CHRISTCHURCH- INDUSTRIES FAIR
AID FOR BRITAIN- MISS NEW ZEALAND
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 326 1947 B&W 7 WAKARI- COMMUNITY CENTRE
M.V. 'NORFOLK'- NEW SHIP FOR NEW ZEALAND TRADE
OTAGO UNIVERSITY- HIGH ALTITUDE RESEARCH
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 327 1947 B&W 8 FIRE TRAGEDY- CHRISTCHURCH MOURNS
P&T-. RADIO PHOTO SERVICE
BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER- SIR PATRICK DUFF RETURNS TO NZ
FARMING- SHEARING IN THE WAIRARAPA
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 328 1947 B&W 8 CHRISTCHURCH- GOLD CUP AND BLUE RIBBON
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 329 1947 B&W 9.5 FIRE DANGER- THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED
CHRISTMAS- WELSH CAROL SUNG BY WELSH LADIES' CHOIR
CHILDREN AT HOME- KEEPING THE PEACE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 330 1947 B&W 11 SYDNEY EIGHT HOURS
The air services by flying-boat from Auckland Harbour in New Zealand to Sydney Harbour in Australia. Scenic shots of Auckland, New Zealand, and Sydney, Australia, from air and land.
CRASHED PLANE SIGHTED 1948 B&W 1 (no synopsis)
GRAND NATIONAL 1948 1948 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 331 1948 B&W 8 FLORAL CARPET
STARCH FACTORY
SHEEP for AMERICA
RAILWAYS- TURAKINA DEVIATION
WEST COAST- WHITEBAITING
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 332 1948 B&W 11 HOKIANGA - BACKBLOCK MEDICAL SERVICE
The heart of the Hokianga Medical Service is Rawene Hospital in the centre of Hokianga County. From this hospital the service begins. How a medical service works in New Zealand's sparsely populated outbacks.
Unusual human interest.
Credits
Music composed by Douglas Lilburn
Played by a section of the National Symphony Orchestra
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 333 1948 B&W 7.5 HOUSING- PREFABS FOR TIMBER WORKERS
IMMIGRANTS- GALLOWAY CATTLE ARRIVE
AUCKLAND- FOOD FOR FINSBURY
NELSON- PEA VINER
WAIPOUA FOREST- VISIT OF PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 334 1948 B&W 7 LONDON- MEET NZ EXHIBITION OPENS
DUNEDIN- MAKING STAINED GLASS WINDOWS
AID FOR BRITAIN- M.V. 'PORT NAPIER' AT NAPIER
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 335 1948 B&W 8 SHIPPING- 'WANGANELLA' MOVES TO DOCK
SPEED- CHAMPION TYPISTE
YACHTING- CORNWALL CUP
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 336 1948 B&W 8.5 RACING- YEARLING SALES
HUNTLY- OPEN CAST MINING
YACHTING- TRANS-TASMAN RACE BEGINS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 337 1948 B&W 11 WHEAT PROBLEM 1948
A study of the problems of increasing wheat production in New Zealand. Forceful and dramatic treatment.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 338 1948 B&W 9.5 'OPERATION DEER CONTROL'
YACHTING- WORLD'S 18-FOOT CHAMPS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 339 1948 B&W 11 RAILWAY SMASH
LIFE SAVING- NZ SURF CHAMPIONSHIPS
PACERS' CHAMPS- EMULOUS WINS GRAND FINAL
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 340 1948 B&W 9.5 RNZAF PARADE
WAITANGI CEREMONY
TENNIS- AUST. vs. NZ
CAPE KIDNAPPERS- GANNETS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 341 1948 B&W 10.5 PECK SHIELD- HARBOUR SWIM
BIG GAME FISHING- YALE UNIVERSITY EXPEDITION
DUNEDIN- OTAGO CELEBRATES CENTENNIAL
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 342 1948 B&W 8.5 PICTON- SPEEDBOAT REGATTA
WELLINGTON- RSA BOWLS TOURNEY
MARINE- FISHERIES PROTECTION
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 343 1948 B&W 9.5 INTERVIEW- SIR BEN LOCKSPEISER
CENTENARY- CELEBRATIONS AT PORT CHALMERS
CRICKET- FIJI VERSUS OTAGO
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 344 1948 B&W 11.5 THE CHANGE OVER
A large plane of New Zealand's Royal Air Force comes home from its last war mission. The crew sign off and discuss their futures. They join the newly-formed National Airways Corporation and qualify as civilian pilots while the aircraft are converted into passenger air liners in Australia.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 345 1948 B&W 8.5 WAIOURU- NAVY DOES SHORE TRAINING
WELLINGTON- INTER-SERVICES SPORTS
HUTT- SPEEDWAY
WELLINGTON- LADY BADEN-POWELL MEETS GUIDES AND BROWNIES
OTAGO- RODEO
PALMERSTON NORTH- GOLF TOURNAMENT
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 346 1948 B&W 7 RHYTHM AND MOVEMENT
An artistic treatment of rhythm and movement in relation to modern existence. Very unusual treatment, beautifully photographed.
Credits
Producer - STANHOPE ANDREWS
Technical Supervisor - GEOFFREY SCOTT
Sound Recordist - CLAUDE WICKSTEAD
Direction - MICHAEL FORLONG
Photography - IVO TISCH
Music - DOUGLAS LILBURN
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 347 1948 B&W 7 MOTOR CYCLING- GRAND PRIX
ARRIVALS- ANZACS FROM AUSTRALIA
INTERNATIONAL- UNITED NATIONS' APPEAL for CHILDREN
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 348 1948 B&W 8 WAIKANAE- MOTOR CAR RACING
AUCKLAND- HOME FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 349 1948 B&W 8.5 INTERVIEW- LORD BEVERIDGE
VULCANISM- NGAURUHOE ERUPTS
CHRISTCHURCH- AID FOR BRITAIN
WAIKATO- FARMS FOR RETURNED MEN
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 350 1948 B&W 9.5 NEW ZEALANDERS FOR THE OLYMPICS
Producer- Stanhope Andrews
Direction- John Malittle
Photography- John Malittle, Alan Whittle, Ivo Tisch
Recording- Geoffrey Scott, Claude Wickstead
Voice- Selwyn Toogood
Supervision - Technical- Geoffrey Scott
Production-Cyril Morton
Processing by National Film Unit Laboratory
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 351 1948 B&W 9 DUNEDIN- CHILDREN'S PARADE
EAST COAST- FLOOD DAMAGE
WELLINGTON- CAPPING PROCESSION 1948
HYDRO ELECTRICITY- THE COBB RIVER SCHEME
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 352 1948 B&W 8 AID FOR BRITAIN- GIRL GUIDES' RALLY
HAMILTON- POLO
KING COUNTRY- VENEER FACTORY
PIGS- WORLD'S RECORD LITTER
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 353 1948 B&W 10 WEST COAST- OPEN CAST MINING
SOCIAL WELFARE- DARBY and JOAN CLUB
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 354 1948 B&W 10.5 EAST COAST- FLOOD SALVAGE
INDUSTRY- A SUIT OF CLOTHES
CRAFT- THE COMPLETE CLOCKMAKER
SOCCER- ENGLISH TROPHY TOURNAMENT
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 355 1948 B&W 11 THE RAILWAY WORKER
A finely planned and executed film showing how the men and women of New Zealand's Railways live and work. As the son of the family comes home from late shift in the workshops, the father leaves to drive the Limited Express roaring through the night, past the mountains, through the forests and tunnels, over the high viaducts to the city terminal in the dawn.
Credits
Producer – Stanhope Andrews
Direction – Margaret S. Thomson
Camera – Randal Beattie, Roger Mirams
Sound – Geoffrey Scott, Robert Allen
Supervision Technical – Geoffrey Scott
Production – Cyril Morton
Processing by National Film Unit Laboratory
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 356 1948 B&W 9.5 NEW ZEALANDERS- RICHARD FARRELL
WAIKATO- WINTER SHOW
HAMILTON- MOTOR CYCLE ROAD RACE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 357 1948 B&W 9.5 WELLINGTON- PARLIAMENT OPENS
NEW ZEALANDERS- TWO ARTISTS
TRENTHAM- P&T TRAINING CENTRE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 358 1948 B&W 7 DANNEVIRKE- MUNICIPAL COMPOSTING
CHRISTCHURCH- BEACH RACING
PLASTICS- DOLLS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 359 1948 B&W 9.5 ARMED FORCES- DEFENCE TALKS IN FIJI
OTAGO- NZ SHEEP DOG CHAMPIONSHIPS
REHABILITATION- KIWI RETURNS FROM OVERSEAS TRAINING
BANKS PENINSULA- AKAROA
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 360 1948 B&W 8.5 HYDRO- RECORD ROAD HAUL
WANGANUI- WOOLLEN MILLS
CHINA- DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
BOXING- PETERSON vs. CRUIKSHANK in WELTER-WEIGHT CONTEST
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 361 1948 B&W 11 RNZAF IN FIJI
Work, fun and life on a Royal NZ Air Force station on this South Seas island.
Credits
Producer – Stanhope Andrews
Direction – Oxley Hughan
Camera -Alan Whittle
Sound – Claude Wickstead, Robert Allen
Supervision Technical – Geoffrey Scott
Production – Cyril Morton
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 362 1948 B&W 8 RAILWAYS - AFTER THE SMASH
HRISTCHURCH - ROUGH-RIDING
RUGBY - MĀORI ALL BLACKS VS. TARANAKI
SCHOOLS - CLAY MODELLING
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 363 1948 B&W 8 WELLINGTON- ARBOR DAY
AUCKLAND- FLYINGBOAT'S LAST TRIP
JAPAN- J FORCE STANDS DOWN
RUGBY TEST- MĀORIS vs. FIJI AT SUVA
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 364 1948 B&W 8.5 FARMING- TRACTOR DEMONSTRATION
CHRISTCHURCH- CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
PACIFIC- VICEREGAL TOUR
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 365 1948 B&W 8.5 PLEASURE- CHATEAU RE-OPENS
SOCCER- CHATHAM CUP FINAL
HAMILTON-FRANKTON- TORNADO DAMAGE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 366 1948 B&W 8 'AORANGI' RESUMES
ROSE PLANTING
TIMBER SHIPMENT
NEW PLYMOUTH- BASKETBALL
TARANAKI- PIG HUNTING
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 367 1948 B&W 8 THE CRIPPLED CHILDREN SOCIETY
The Lady Visitor of the Society makes her round of calls, advising parents, taking children to hospitals or physiotherapy centres for treatment, seeing to the supply of special footwear and appliances.
Human interest.
Credits
Producer – Stanhope Andrews
Supervision Production – Cyril Morton
Technical – Geoffrey Scott
Direction – Stan J. Wemyss
Camera – Stan J. Wemyss
Sound – Claude Wickstead
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 368 1948 B&W 8 HOMECOMING- MISS NEW ZEALAND RETURNS
ROTORUA- MEMORIAL HOSTEL OPENED
TARARUAS- QUIET WEEKEND?
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 369 1948 B&W 9.5 HARRIERS- WELLINGTON-MASTERTON RELAY
SOMETHING FOR NOTHING- NATURAL GAS RUNS FARM
ARMY- REGULAR FORCE CADETS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 370 1948 B&W 8 AGRICULTURE- AERIAL TOPDRESSING
MOTORING- DISABLED DRIVER'S SPECIAL CAR
TARANAKI- DRILLING FOR OIL
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 371 1948 B&W 10 SCENE SHIFTING- OLD VIC AIR LIFT
MANGERE- AIR DISPLAY
RUGBY- NORTH vs. SOUTH
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 372 1948 B&W 8 NAVY- NEW SHIPS FOR NEW ZEALAND
CITRUS FRUITS- GROWERS' FIELD DAY
INDUSTRY- MATCHMAKING
DOMINION LAB- GLASSBLOWER
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 373 1948 B&W 8 SALVAGE- WORLD RECORD TOW
AUCKLAND- J FORCE RETURNS AND HAWKE SEA SCOUTS
BLENHEIM and AUCKLAND- WILLOW WOOD
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 374 1948 B&W 11 THE COASTER
Small coastal shipping in New Zealand. Life on a coaster, loading, ports, storm at sea, dramatic incidents. Complete commentary in rhythmical verse.
Credits
Producer – Stanhope Andrews
Supervision Production – Cyril Morton
Technical – Geoffrey Scott
Direction – Cecil Holmes
Camera – Ivo Tisch
Sound – Claude Wickstead & Robert Allen
Verse – Denis Glover
Spoken by Selwyn Toogood
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 375 1948 B&W 10.5 WELLINGTON- WOOL STORE GUTTED
SHIPPING- 'WANGANELLA' LEAVES DOCK
TROTTING- HIGHLAND FLING'S WORLD RECORD
VISITORS from SYDNEY- MUSICA VIVA PLAYERS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 376 1948 B&W 10 BALCLUTHA- FLOOD FIGHTING
OTAHUHU- CENTENNIAL PROCESSION
HUTT VALLEY- NEW SCHOOL FOR TAITA
TOMOANA- HAWKE'S BAY A&P SHOW
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 377 1948 B&W 8 SHIPPING- 'PAMIR' GIVEN TO FINLAND
WELLINGTON- HOME FOR WAR VETERANS
SPORT- SOFTBALL SEASON OPENS
TRADE- TAURANGA PORT EXPANSION
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 378 1948 B&W 7 HAWKE'S BAY - KIWI'S WOODEN LEG
WAIKATO - LIGHT HORSE CLUB
MĀORI ART IN LONDON - THE OLDMAN COLLECTION
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 379 1948 B&W 10 WELLINGTON- ZOO ARRIVALS
SAFETY FIRST- MOTORISTS' HOLIDAYS
AUCKLAND- GARDEN RAILWAY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 380 1948 B&W 8.5 SPEEDBOATS- 'REDHEAD' WINS CUP
NAVAL EXERCISES- NZ FRIGATES in ENGLISH CHANNEL
TENNIS- VISITING PROFESSIONALS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 381 1948 B&W 8 TRANSPORT- NEW AIRLINER
MARINE- FACELIFTS for FIGUREHEADS
WELLINGTON- TROLLEY DERBY
AMBULANCE- RED CROSS FIELD TRAINING
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 382 1948 B&W 8.5 THIS IS THE WEATHER OFFICE
The work of New Zealand's weather forecasting service, showing how it aids industry and the community in general.
Credits
Producer – Stanhope Andrews
Supervision Production – Cyril Morton
Technical – Geoffrey Scott
Direction – JMD Hardwick
Camera – Alan Whittle
Sound – Claude Wickstead
ACHIEVEMENT 1949 B&W 20 Made by Progressive Productions.
(no synopsis)
ALL BLACKS V COMBINED UNIVERSITIES 1949 B&W Produced by African Film Productions.
Coverage of All Blacks tour of South Africa in 1949.
BEAUTIFUL NEW ZEALAND 1949 Colour 15 Superlative colour travelogue of New Zealand's wonderfully varied scenic beauty.
CENTENNIAL CITY 1949 Colour 21.5 Dunedin City and Otago Province as they are one hundred years after their founding. The magnificent Cavalcade of Progress and great fireworks display which climax the Centennial celebrations.
CIRCUS ROUNDABOUT 1949 B&W 8.5 Home life in the caravans and working life in "the big top" of a circus company on tour in New Zealand's country districts.
CLEAN TEETH 1949 B&W 8 Directed primarily towards young children and secondarily towards parents, the film demonstrates correct ways of caring for the teeth and advises on diet.
EFFICIENT MACHINE MILKING 1949 B&W 27 A farming instructional film detailing fully and clearly the best methods of using and caring for milking machines. Transparent machine parts and animated diagrams clearly demonstrate the apparatus, giving the reasons for the methods recommended.
FIRE IN CHRISTCHURCH 24.2.49 1949 B&W 2 Unedited footage of a fire which gutted a large single-storeyed brick building at 34 Tuam Street, Christchurch, on the evening of Thursday, February 24, 1949. The occupiers of the building were Mr. I.B. Cromb, Paykel Bros. (oil merchants), Modern Equipment Ltd., Paramount Industries Ltd., Paramount Cabinets Ltd., Mr. Robert McGloin (woodworker) and Arrow Electroplating Co. Ltd. Originally listed as (Fire c.1948)
HIGH COUNTRY FARM 1949 Colour 7 Farming in the high country of New Zealand's South Island. Driving Sheep down from the higher levels to winter pastures in the valleys below. Everyday life at the homestead in mountain setting.
KEEP LEFT 1949 B&W 5.5 The Transport Department of New Zealand presents an instructional film on road safety, demonstrating wise, contrasted with unwise conduct on the roads in town and country.
MEET NEW ZEALAND 1949 B&W 47 A survey of present-day New Zealand - its people, scenery, industries, communications, sports and social services.
MEET NEW ZEALAND: FRENCH VERSION 1949 B&W 47 French-language edition of this film survey of present-day New Zealand - the people, scenery, industries, communications, sports, and social services.
NEW PRIME MINISTER 1949 B&W 2 Interview with new Prime Minister.
RAILWAY SHOTS 1949 B&W Small section of cuts removed from a previous programme of trains and signals.
SAMOA / WESTERN SAMOA 1949 B&W 17 Western Samoa, Lotus Land of the Pacific, is administered by New Zealand under United Nations trusteeship. The Administration brings to the Samoans those European services which will benefit them and aids them in preserving all the best of their own ways of living. With modern amenities at hand, Samoan life goes on much as it has always done in the thatched villages amid the groves. The slim canoes still glide in from the fishing grounds, the food is cooked in ovens of heated stones, and the flower-decked girls sing and dance beneath the palms.
MADE WITH THE COOPERATION OF THE PEOPLE OF WESTERN SAMOA.
BACKGROUND SONGS BY THE OLOMENI AUFAIPESE.
Credits
Producer - Stanhope Andrews
Direction – Stanhope Andrews
Camera – Ivo Tisch
Sound – Robert Allen
Supervision Technical – Geoffrey Scott
Production – Cyril Morton
THERE AREN'T ANY ACCIDENTS 1949 B&W Unknown length A general interest film to fully emphasise care in driving.
TROUT WATERS 1949 B&W Unknown length A trip by launch from Taupo to the western bays of Lake Taupo. Angling in the western bays, some of the world's best trout fishing grounds, and a trip by dinghy up the lovely Waihaha Stream to the Waihaha Falls. The excitement of catching a fourteen pound trout and cooking it over an open fire, on the shore of the lake.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 383 1949 B&W 7.5 STEWART ISLAND- GIFT TO NATION
NOXIOUS WEED- HEMLOCK DANGER
HAWKE'S BAY- RODEO AT MEANEE
CHRISTCHURCH- NEW TYRE FACTORY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 384 1949 B&W 8 OTAGO- AGRICULTURAL CAVALCADE
BUILDING- A NEW WAY WITH CONCRETE
HMNZS 'TAMAKI'- YOUNG SAILORS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 385 1949 B&W 6.5 AUCKLAND- NEW FISHING VESSEL
WELLINGTON CITY- CHILDREN'S RURAL CLUB
RNZN- FRIGATES ARRIVE
BODY BUILDERS- LIFTING and TUMBLING
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 386 1949 B&W 8 WANGANUI- MODEL PLANES IN ACTION
WAIMATE… KAKANUI- FRUIT HARVEST
NEW PLYMOUTH- ART COLLECTOR'S FIND
LAKE WANAKA- GIRLS' CAMP
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 387 1949 B&W 7.5 INTERVIEW- PRIME MINISTER HOME
WELLINGTON- NEW ARRIVALS
PUKEKURA PARK- RAISING THE WIND
TRENTHAM- WELLINGTON CUP
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 388 1949 B&W 7 EMPIRE CHIEF SCOUT- LORD ROWALLAN AT RALLY
SHIPPING- MONOWAI RESUMES TASMAN RUN
REHABILITATION- TIMBER MILL OPENED
YACHTING- SANDERS CUP
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 389 1949 B&W 9 WELLINGTON- GOODBYE PAMIR!
NORTH OTAGO- MĀORI CAVE PAINTINGS
FISH STORY- TROUT AND EELS
CRICKET- NZ TEAM FOR ENGLAND
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 390 1949 B&W 10 WELLINGTON - LA BEACH and McKENLEY
PREFABRICATION - ALUMINIUM HOUSES
NORTHLAND - HOLIDAY CRUISE
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 391 1949 B&W 6 VISITOR- MR. EDEN IN NEW ZEALAND
PASTORAL- DANNEVIRKE A. & P. SHOW
URBAN- OPEN-AIR MARKETS
OBLIGING VOLCANO- NGAURUHOE ERUPTS FOR VISITING SCIENTISTS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 392 1949 B&W 9.5 SOUTH CANTERBURY - SEED FOR OVERSEAS
NORTH TAITA - SELF-SERVICE STORE
ROTORUA - NATURAL HEAT
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 393 1949 B&W 9 KAPITI - SCIENTIST VISITS ISLAND
WELLINGTON - CANADIAN FLAGS FOR SEA CADETS
CHRISTCHURCH - CHALK WORKS
KARAPIRO - NZ ROWING CHAMPS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 394 1949 B&W 9 ATHLETICS- AUSTRALIA v NZ
REFERENDUM- LICENSING AND GAMING ISSUES
PELORUS SOUND- SCIENTISTS STUDY MARINE LIFE
WAIHI- NZ LIFE SAVING CHAMPS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 395 1949 B&W 8 INTERVIEW- SIR PETER BUCK NZ
LANDSCAPE- THE LAKES AT TUTIRA Verses by James Harris, National Film Unit
SOUTHERN ALPS- RNZAF DROPS BUILDING MATERIALS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 396 1949 B&W 7.5 SPORTS CLIPS TENNIS
SPORTS CARS
MARCHING
WELLINGTON- INVESTITURES AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE
SCIENCE- EXCAVATING MOA REMAINS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 397 1949 B&W 9.5 LYALL BAY - SURF CARNIVAL
FARMING - FERTILISING HILL COUNTRY
TOWN AND COUNTRY - DOGGEREL
NORTH ISLAND - WASPS
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 398 1949 B&W 8 CIRCUS ROUNDABOUT
Home life in the caravans and working life in 'the big top' of a circus company on tour in New Zealand's country districts.
Credits:
Producer- Stanhope Andrews
Supervision - Production- Cyril Morton
Technical- Geoffrey Scott
Direction- Margaret S. Thomson
Camera- Peter Dillner
Editor- Peter Huitt
Sound- Claude Wickstead
Processing by National Film Unit Laboratory
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 399 1949 B&W 8.5 POLO, SAVILLE CHALLENGE CUP 1949
Over 200 ponies parade at feilding when Morrinsville beat Cambridge by 5 - 4.
AIR PAGEANT AT MANGERE
15,000 people see the Royal New Zealand Aero Club pageant.
ENGLISH WOMEN VERSUS NEW ZEALAND WOMEN CRICKETERS
The English women cricketers defeat the New Zealand women by 185 runs.
MEMORIAL BATHS, DANNEVIRKE
At Dannevirke South School, Sir Howard Kippenberger attends the opening of memorial baths in honour of former pupils who lost their lives in the two World Wars.
FIRE AT WORSER BAY
Fire destroys the dormitory of the W.A.A.F. Hostel at Worser Bay, Wellington.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 400 1949 B&W 9.5 ALL BLACKS, 1949
Departure of the New Zealand 1949 Rugby Team for South African Tour.
TEACHERS' TOURNEY
Teachers' Training Colleges of the North Island compete in four days of varied sporting events.
CHILDREN'S PAINTINGS
Display of paintings by schoolchildren from 5 to 15 years of age.
AUTUMN MANOEUVRES
Royal New Zealand Navy carries out surface, underwater, and air exercises.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 401 1949 B&W 7 SPEEDBOATS
Speedboat and hydroplane regatta in Evans Bay, Wellington.
EIGHT OAR ROWING CHAMPIONSHIP
In perfect rowing conditions on Wellington Harbour
Auckland wins the inter-provincial eights.
ART GALLERY RE-OPENED
After eight years' occupation by the Air Force, the National Art Gallery in Wellington is re-opened to the public.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 402 1949 B&W 9 AUCKLAND - MISSION SHIP
WAIKAREMOANA - SEALING LAKE BED
MĀORI REHAB - NEW FARMS BESIDE THE WAIROA
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 403 1949 B&W 11 FIORDLAND EXPEDITION
Joint NZ/US expedition into rugged uninhabited country in New Zealand's Fiordland.
Scenic and sporting interest.
Credits
Produce - STANHOPE ANDREWS
Supervision - CYRIL MORTON, GEOFFREY SCOTT
Camera - ROGER MIRAMS
Editing & Commentary - JAMES HARRIS
Sound - CLAUDE WICKSTEAD
Narrator - BRITON CHADWICK
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 404 1949 B&W 7 ON TOUR- STANLEY HOLLOWAY AND BILLY MAYERL
TAUMARUNUI- AXEMEN'S CARNIVAL
RNZAF AIDS FARMING- TOPDRESSING HILL COUNTRY
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 405 1949 B&W 9 VICTORIA COLLEGE- UNIVERSITY JUBILEE
Victoria University College, Wellington, celebrates its fiftieth year
SOUTH ISLAND- HYDRO EXPANSION
Hydroelectricity work at Waitaki and Benmore, in the South Island
NZ BASSO- OSCAR NATZKA
The internationally famous New Zealand basso sings 'Song of the Flea'
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 406 1949 B&W 11.5 DISABLED SERVICEMEN
The work of the Disabled Servicemen's Re-establishment League in helping disabled men back to an active, useful life in widely differing industries.
Credits
Producer – Stanhope Andrews
Supervision Production – Cyril Morton
Technical – Geoffrey Scott
Direction – Russell Reid
Camera – Stan J Wemyss, Geoffrey Brent
Sound – Claude Wickstead
Narrator – Briton Chadwick
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 407 1949 B&W 9 FLYING SHEEP
Four hundred sheep are flown across Cook Strait.
SCHOOL'S BIG DAY
Cadets of Marton School win the Earl Roberts Imperial Cadet Trophy for marksmanship with a Commonwealth record score.
STEEPLEJACKS
With the steeplejacks working on narrow planks 160 ft. above the ground, renovating the steeple of St. John's Church, Wellington.
AMPHIBIOUS TOW
Taking heavy equipment to Otahuhu substation by barge and special trailer.
GRAMOPHONE RECORDS
For the first time gramophone records for sale to the public are being made entirely in New Zealand.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 408 1949 B&W 8.5 WINTER SWIM
Mid-winter swimmers compete in Wellington for the Davenport Cup.
CHILD MIGRANTS
The first party of children to come to New Zealand under the Child Migrant Scheme arrive at Auckland.
TRAIN SMASH
A passenger train at Ngauranga, near Wellington, has its entire side ripped open in collision with a crane.
TYRE FACTORY OPENED
A large, new tyre factory covering three acres is opened at Lower Hutt.
FLOOD CONTROL
When flood waters bank up dangerously in Lake Wairarapa, Catchment Board men cut a channel to carry away the flood to the sea.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP
Youth leaders trained by the Recreation Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs study advanced theories of recreation and leadership in Christchurch.
MISS NEW ZEALAND, 1949
In Wellington Town Hall thousands see and hear Miss Mary Woodward, of Taranaki, chosen as Miss New Zealand of 1949.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 409 1949 B&W 9 BROOMPARK COLLISION
The ships "Broompark" and "Komata" limp back to safety after colliding in Auckland harbour.
PARLIAMENT OPENS
The opening of the final session of New Zealand's twenty-eighth Parliament.
SMOKERS' PIPES
Former naval officer runs small factory producing high-quality pipes in Christchurch.
MAIZE HARVEST
Harvesting maize in the Gisborne district, where most of New Zealand's maize is produced.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 410 1949 B&W 9.5 RUGBY – MĀORI LOSE TO AUCKLAND
SOUTH CANTERBURY – MECHANISED LIME HANDLING
PETER COOPE – Return of Concert Pianist
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 411 1949 B&W 9.5 HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER - MARAETAI
Dramatic and suspenseful film record of the all-out effort to divert New Zealand's longest river, the Waikato, in one day during the building of one of the country's biggest electric power stations.
Credits
Producer – Stanhope Andrews
Supervision Production – Cyril Morton
Technical – Geoffrey Scott
Direction – Ron McIntyre
Camera – Ron McIntyre & Peter Dillner
Sound – Claude Wickstead
Narrator – William Austin
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 412 1949 B&W 7 MARINE – STREAMLINED SHIP
Twelve thousand ton cargo vessel ‘Port Auckland’ reaches Wellington on maiden voyage
NEW PLYMOUTH - MISS NEW ZEALAND IN HOME TOWN
Miss Mary Woodward’s triumphant return to her home town of New Plymouth as ‘Miss New Zealand of 1949’
AIR FORCE STATION – TRAINEES AT HOBSONVILLE
Life at New Zealand’s seaplane base and air station for initial trade training of Air Force recruits.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 413 1949 B&W 9.5 INDUSTRY- FROM POTTER'S WHEEL TO MASS PRODUCTION
Preparing the clay and manufacturing crockery in New Zealand's largest pottery works. Intimate shots of skilled hand-work and of automatic machines in operation.
Credits
Producer- Stanhope Andrews
Supervision - Production- Cyril Morton
Technical- Geoffrey Scott
Camera & Direction- A.W.E. Bailey
Editing & Commentary- James Harris
Sound- Claude Wickstead
Narrator- Briton Chadwick
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 414 1949 B&W 10.5 NEW SETTLERS
Eight hundred displaced persons arrive in a new country. How New Zealand provides for their establishment and welfare. Human interest, timely.
Credits
Producer- Stanhope Andrews
Supervision - Production- Cyril Morton
Technical- Geoffrey Scott
Direction- Cedric Herbert & Oxley Hughan
Camera- Randal Beattie & Don L. Oakley
Sound- Claude Wickstead
Narrator- William Austin
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 415 1949 B&W 7 VICE-REGAL.... BRITISH FILM PREMIERE
Crowds attend opening of Britain's new colour film of Scott's fatal last journey to the South Pole.
LAKE TEKAPO.... ICE SKATING
New Zealand Ice Skating Championships at Lake Tekapo.
AUCKLAND.... FLYING BOAT for PACIFIC SERVICE
Finishing touches to and test flight of Royal Mail Auxiliary 'Takitimu' for flying service from New Zealand to Chatham Islands and Fiji.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 416 1949 B&W 11 PRELUDE TO ASPIRING
A beautifully photographed record of a mountain climb by alpine enthusiasts in New Zealand's Southern Alps. Magnificent mountain scenery.
Credits
Supervision Production - CYRIL MORTON
Technical - GEOFFREY SCOTT
Direction & Camera - BRIAN BRAKE
Commentary - CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON
Sound -CLAUDE WICKSTEAD
Narrator - WILLIAM AUSTIN
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 417 1949 B&W 11 'NEW GOLDEN HIND' SAILS NORTH SUPPLYING RAOUL & NIUE ISLANDS Trip to Raoul and Niue Islands, beautiful tropic isles of the South Seas. Romantic scenery and native dances.
Credits
Producer – Stanhope Andrews
Supervision Production – Cyril Morton
Technical – Geoffrey Scott
Camera & Direction – Alan Whittle, Peter Dillner
Editing & Commentary – John Feeney
Sound – Claude Wickstead
Narrator – Briton Chadwick
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 418 1949 B&W 8 RAILWAY RUGBY Ohakune beats Wanganui at Taihape in the year's final of the Railway Rugby series, winning the Cascade Cup for 1948.
CEREMONIAL TREE PLANTING Sir Howard Kippenberger officiates at a ceremony to extend Masterton War Memorial Park. In Wellington, Sir Bernard and Lady Freyberg plant trees on Arbor Day.
ARTIFICIAL ARMS Mr Taff demonstrates an appliance he invented to aid arm amputees.
CHATHAM CUP 1949 Chatham Cup Soccer final at Wellington.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 419 1949 B&W 11 DOMINION LABORATORY - FIRE TESTS FOR DRESS MATERIALS
Demonstration of how and why some dress materials are a deadly fire risk.
RUGBY - FIRST TEST TO WALLABIES
A crowd of 35,000 see Australia win from New Zealand 11-6 in Wellington.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 420 1949 B&W 8.5 WAR MEMORIAL - MEETING HOUSE OPENED.
Official opening of War Memorial Meeting House at Nuhaka, Hawke's Bay, celebrated according to Maori tradition.
HAWKE'S BAY - CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP.
Harrier Clubs compete in Hawke's Bay, and N. Taylor, of Wellington, retains the 1949 Championship title.
OTAKI BEACH - A CAMP THE HEALTH STAMPS KEEP.
The Health Stamps and the Health Camps for which the stamps raise funds.
CONCERT TOUR - PETER DAWSON RE-VISITS NEW ZEALAND.
In New Zealand for his fifth concert tour, Peter Dawson entertains Wellington friends by singing 'Waltzing Matilda'.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 421 1949 B&W 7.5 SWISS FESTIVAL
New Zealand Swiss in National costumes celebrate Switzerland's national day with song and dance.
FIRST AID ON SHIP
St John Ambulance Brigade holds shipboard competitions.
NEW LOCOMOTIVES
New diesel mechanical shunting engines and electric multiple unit trains go into service on New Zealand railways.
BARNA AND BERGMANN
World Champion table tennis experts, Victor Barna and Richard Bergmann, play a demonstration match.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 422 1949 B&W 10.5 NEW ZEALAND'S EXOTIC FORESTS
New Zealand has the largest man-planted forest in the world. Planting, nurture, growth, milling, etc. Unusual interest story with striking shots of pine forests.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 423 1949 B&W 8 BATTLE OF BRITAIN
Commemoration ceremony in Wellington.
75,000 FIRE
Auckland blaze destroys thousands of motor vehicle tyres and stocks of building materials.
WEST COAST HOSPITAL
Laying the foundation stone of the new Reefton Hospital, and opening the new Nurses' Home.
NEW ZEALAND BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sparkling boxing in Wellington's Town Hall.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 424 1949 B&W 9 DINNY PAILS WEA BOTANY COURSE
ONEKAKA- IRONSAND TESTS
AKAROA- CRAYFISHING
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 425 1949 B&W 9 VICEREGAL- FIREMEN PARADE
HUTT VALLEY- HOMES FOR OLD PEOPLE
SKIING- QUEENSTOWN and RUAPEHU
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 426 1949 B&W 7.5 RUGBY – CRICKET - TEAMS RETURN
Return of the All Blacks Rugby team from South Africa, and of the New Zealand cricketers from Britain.
TIMARU - SCHOOL JUBILEE
Pupils and ex-pupils of all ages attend Timaru Main School Jubilee.
TOPDRESSING - MOTH AIDS FARMING
Spreading fertiliser from less than 50 ft. above ground, a small plane shows its economical efficiency.
FEILDING - NEW POST OFFICE
Country folk and townsfolk attend the opening of Feilding's new Post Office.
SCHOOL FOR COACHES
Athletic coaches from all parts of New Zealand get pointers from experts.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 427 1949 B&W 8 SOLENT IN SERVICE
New flying boat makes demonstration flight over Wellington and Marlborough Sounds.
TULIP TIME
Springtime display of tulips in Botanical Gardens and commercial tulip growing in the South Island.
MOTOR CYCLE GRAND PRIX
At Wanganui a big field contests the gruelling 74 mile race.
NYLONS
Stocking manufacture in Auckland.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 428 1949 B&W 8 SUPPLIES BY SCOW
A shallow-draught auxiliary sailing vessel takes supplies from Auckland City to a small settlement beside a Northland river.
FIRE SEASON
In a realistic demonstration the State Forest Fire Fighting Service combats a dangerous scrub fire, which threatens to sweep into a South Island forest plantation.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 429 1949 B&W 10.5 EMPIRE GAMES - MAKING THE MEDALS
Medals and medallions for the British Empire Games, 1950.
JUBILEE -TRANSPORT CAVALCADE
Old time vehicles again take the road at Paraparaumu School Jubilee.
PALMERSTON NORTH - ROYAL SHOW
The Royal Agricultural Society's nineteenth show at Palmerston North.
DARBY & JOAN - COMFORT IN OLD AGE
New Zealand's first residential Darby and Joan Club provides peace and comfort for fine old people now past the days when they worked and contributed to our general prosperity.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 430 1949 B&W 10 BALLOTING THE SEATS
Drawing seat numbers for the athletic events at the British Empire Games, 1950.
'EXCELLENCY' WINS NEW ZEALAND CUP
New Zealand classic racing fixture.
ST KILDA BAND
Dunedin's St Kilda Municipal Band, winners of Australian 'A' Grade Championships play a lunch hour concert in Wellington Town Hall.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 431 1949 B&W 10 EMPIRE GAMES - MAKING THE SINGLETS
Christchurch factory makes costumes and emblems for the 1950 Empire Games.
ZOO - NEW ELEPHANT
Wellington Zoo's new elephant brings interested crowds, particularly children, to the naming ceremony.
EROSION - RIVER DEVIATION
Changing the course of the Hutt River to save a popular bush reserve from being washed away.
EGMONT - FOREST RANGERS
Rangers protect the forests of Mt. Egmont from the ravages of wild animals.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 432 1949 B&W 6 EMPIRE GAMES - CAMP FOR THE ROWERS
Building a camp by Lake Karapiro for rowers in the Empire Games.
WELFARE - CHILDREN'S HOME
Garden Party at St. Mary's Home for Children, Karori.
DEMOLITION - OLD LANDMARK GOES
Army engineers fell tall chimney of former brickworks.
HOUSING - RECREATION CENTRE
New community centre and children's play area opened at Naenae, Wellington.
ARCHITECTURE - STUDENTS BUILD HOUSE
Students of Wellington's Architectural Centre design and build a house of unusual type.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 433 1949 B&W 8.5 INDUSTRY - ICE CREAM
The manufacture of ice cream in New Zealand factories.
FARMING - LUPIN CUTTER
Demonstration of a new machine designed for the rapid clearing of land over-run by lupin scrub.
PARLIAMENT - TAKING OVER
The new Prime Minister takes over after the Parliamentary election of 1949.
INDUSTRY - VACUUM CLEANERS
An Auckland factory produces vacuum cleaners for the New Zealand market.
DUNEDIN - MODEL STEAM ENGINES
Giant electric arc furnaces produce iron from the Onekaka ironsands.
ASEPTIC NURSING TECHNIQUE 1950 B&W 11 A teaching film for nurses on the techniques to be carried out in nursing patients with infectious diseases. Explains the necessity for strict adherence to recognised aseptic precautions and shows the complete aseptic technique for caring for a patient suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis.
BRITISH EMPIRE GAMES 1950 1950 B&W 100 The pageantry and thrills of New Zealand's greatest festival of sport. Intimate shots of famous athletes in action, and slow motion takes of exciting, close finishes.
CANTERBURY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS 1950 B&W 9 Excerpts from CANTERBURY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS, NEW ZEALAND
CANTERBURY IS A HUNDRED 1950 Colour 20 The Province of Canterbury after 100 years of progress. Famous for its wheat and Canterbury lamb. The Cathedral City of Christchurch, fertile plains, and scenery ranging from quiet countryside to the spectacular mountain scenery of New Zealand's Southern Alps.
CHAIRMAN'S SPEECH ON SOIL CONSERVATION PROBLEMS 1950 B&W 3.5 Mr Newnham introduces the subject of a programme of instructional films.
CITY DISTRICT HEALTH NURSE 1950 B&W 23 A city District Health Nurse is accompanied on a variety of cases, showing the range of her helpful work among all sections of the community from the very young to the very old.
FIGHTING FISH 1950 Colour 10 Big game fishing at Mayor Island and in the Bay of Islands. Landing Mako Shark, Striped Marlin and Black Marlin.
THE FIRST TWO YEARS AT SCHOOL 1950 B&W 25 An exposition of modern methods of teaching the very young, showing the purpose behind the methods now being used, and contrasting them with past procedure.
THE FIRST TWO YEARS AT SCHOOL (CANDLES & MOTHS) 1950 B&W 0.5 An extract from the film THE FIRST TWO YEARS AT SCHOOL
FOOD HANDLING 1950 B&W 20 Directed primarily towards those engaged in the restaurant trade and showing clearly both good and bad practices in all branches of the work.
GLAD THEY CAME 1950 B&W 7.5 A film made to remind New Zealanders of the value of tourist traffic and of the variety of tourist attractions within New Zealand.
JOURNEY FOR THREE 1950 B&W 50 Story film of three British immigrants settling in New Zealand - their reactions to their new country, and its reactions to them. Splendid town and country scenes as backgrounds to their adventures and misadventures. Exciting rescue of injured climber in the magnificent mountain setting of New Zealand's Southern Alps.
KEEP ON THE FOOTPATH 1950 B&W 5 Road safety instructional film for children of 5 to 8 years. Attractive child actors and story-book settings.
LEAVE HOME EARLY 1950 B&W 4 Road safety instructional film for children of 5 to 8 years. Child actors in storybook settings.
MONEY FOR PROGRESS 1950 B&W 1.5 (no synopsis)
NAVAL FORCE 75 1950 B&W 10.5 New Zealand and Australian warships aircraft, and submarines carry out combined surface, air, and underwater operations off the New Zealand coast. Unusual pictures of complex apparatus used by the modern navy - Radar, Asdic, Plot Room, Gun Control.
NEW ZEALAND BIRDS 1950 B&W Compilation of existing newsreel stories regarding New Zealand’s bird life, including Kiwi, Weka & Moa.
NEW ZEALAND FLAX 1950 Colour 8 The harvesting and milling of New Zealand flax. An interesting survey of new Zealand's oldest industry.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR 1 1950 B&W 10 NEW ZEALAND BIRDS
Showing New Zealand's national bird, the strange kiwi, as well as the tui, the kaka, the weka, and sea birds.
NATURAL HEATING AT ROTORUA
Is an entertaining item showing how the Rotorua townspeople make use of the natural steam resources for cooking, for swimming baths, for rearing chickens and domestic heating.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR 2 1950 B&W 10 TAME TROUT AND EELS
A novelty item of tame trout and eels feeding from people's hands.
IMPORTANT FIND OF MOA BONES
The excavation of the largest find of moa bones for fifty years. The moa is a huge extinct bird that lived in New Zealand in prehistoric times.
YACHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Yachting Championships on Auckland Harbour. A series of races between Australian and New Zealand crews sailing in the unusual 18 ft. yachts. Beautiful photography.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR 3 1950 B&W 9 THE CLOCK COLLECTOR
A novelty item of a clock collector's shop.
MĀORI REGATTA
On the Waikato River - an annual event that attracts large crowds to see the canoe hurdle races, the Māori dancing and other events of unusual interest.
VOLCANO IN ERUPTION
An exciting item, with striking close-ups of the crater, of the volcano Ruapehu erupting for the first time in 400 years.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR 4 1950 B&W 8 BOTTLE HOUSE
A novelty item of a house built with bottles.
AXEMEN'S CARNIVAL
Every year axemen from the forests and sawmills hold wood chopping and wood sawing contests, exciting events which attract large crowds.
WORKING DOGS AND PET DOGS
An unusual item showing New Zealand sheep dogs at work, and pedigree dogs at dog shows. An item of wide appeal and interest.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR 5 1950 B&W 6.5 SPEEDBOATS ON AUCKLAND'S HARBOUR
An exciting item of speedboat racing.
DROPPING HUTS ON SOUTHERN ALPS
Shots from a plane flying over the jagged Southern Alps while dropping prefabricated parts of mountain huts.
LAKES AT TUTIRA
An outstanding item with beautiful photography and a fine and inspiring verse commentary telling the Māori legends of three small lakes.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR 6 1950 B&W 8 GIANT KAURIS
Giant Kauris grow in North Auckland peninsula. Shots of a kauri gum hunter climbing up the trunk of one of these enormous trees to collect cones, and the planting of young seedlings.
WHALING IN COOK STRAIT
An outstanding item of an exciting chase in speedboats after forty-ton whales.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR 7 1950 B&W 8.5 SKIING HOLIDAYS
Lovely camera-work of skiing at winter holiday resorts.
WHITEBAIT HARVEST
How New Zealand's table delicacy, whitebait, is caught in the rivers of the West Coast.
OTAGO GOLD
Gold mining as it is to-day in Otago, once the scene of exciting gold rushes.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR 8 1950 B&W 8 RECORD LITTER
An amusing item of a record litter of piglets.
MOUNTAIN POWER SCHEMES
An interesting story of how a power scheme is being built in a remote mountain valley to supply local needs.
GANNETS ON CAPE KIDNAPPERS
The gannets build their nests and rear their young on Cape Kidnappers. Beautifully photographed studies of the graceful seabirds in flight.
THE NEW ZEALAND THOROUGHBRED 1950 Colour 18 Thoroughbred horses at some of New Zealand's leading Stud Farms. The open-air birth of a foal and the care and training of yearlings. Includes a close look at some of the world's leading thoroughbreds.
NEW ZEALAND'S K-FORCE 1950 B&W 7.5 Final training and embarkation of New Zealand volunteers for active service with the United Nations' Forces in Korea.
OTAGO 1950 B&W 27 The impressions of a New Zealand Province. This is Otago as it is to-day with its background of Scottish pioneers and gold rushes. There are plenty of traces of its romantic history - men still fossick for gold in out-of-the-way places and there are still gold dredges on the Clutha River. Otago is a place of contrasts, of flowering orchards, and enormous sheep and cattle stations where huge mobs of cattle and sheep are mustered. It also has beautiful mountain lakes set among snow-capped peaks. Here is some of the most enchanting of the famous New Zealand scenery.
POVERTY BAY PROBLEMS 1950 B&W 18 Combating the special problems presented by the steep, eroded hill country of much of the district.
RED CROSS FILM PREMIERE 1950 B&W 1 (no synopsis)
RUGBY FOOTBALL IN NEW ZEALAND 1950 B&W 16 The arrival of the British Isles Team in 1950, the third Test Match versus New Zealand, and the Match versus the Māori.
SIGNS AND SIGNALS 1950 B&W 6.5 Instructional film for all road users, demonstrating and explaining road signs used in New Zealand, and the code of signals to be used by drivers and cyclists.
SOIL CONSERVATION IN SOUTHLAND 1950 B&W 14 Deals largely with control on the plains and river valleys.
SOIL CONSERVATION IN WAIRARAPA 1950 B&W 4.5 Work being done by the Catchment Board in the Wairarapa District.
THERMAL WONDERLAND 1950 Colour 13 New Zealand's great region of boiling springs, spouting geysers, and roaring steam vents. Rotorua's famous spa, hot and cold lakes, and trout streams, and unique aerial shots of Tarawera's mighty volcanic crater.
VISIBILITY POOR 1950 B&W 6 Instructional film for all road users, teaching road safety when on winding roads, and when visibility is poor, as at night or in fog conditions.
WAIKAREMOANA 1950 Colour 7 Lovely lakeland scenery in the Waikaremoana district of the North Island.
WAIKATO HYDRO PROGRESS REPORT 1950 B&W 8 Men and machines at work in the deep gorges of the Waikato River, building two of New Zealand's largest hydro-electric power stations.
WAIRAKEI 1950 Colour 10 Scenes at one of the North Island's most popular tourist resorts. A horse ride along the Waikato River through typical New Zealand woodland scenery. A trip through the world famous Wairakei Geyser Valley to the remarkable Karapiti Blowhole.
WAITOMO 1950 Colour 10 A unique film of the world’s most celebrated Limestone caves filmed in colour for the first time. A trip through the underground wonderland of Waitomo Caves and through the glow worm grotto. Also includes scenes around the Hotel Waitomo itself and the scenic drive to the Marakopa Falls and the coast.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 434 1950 B&W 10 GOLDEN BAY
Survey of Takaka district, which has a big cement works, but where farming is the main business of the people. Human interest with historic background of places connected with Abel Tasman's discovery of New Zealand.
Credits
Producer - Stanhope Andrews
Supervision – Cyril Morton, Geoffrey Scott
Direction – Cecil Holmes
Camera – Ron McIntyre, Don L. Oakley
Editing – Cedric Herbert
Sound – Claude Wickstead, Robert Allen
Narrator- Briton Chadwick
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 435 1950 B&W 9.5 BEGINNERS PLEASE
Survey of the theatre in New Zealand from the days of 'Wonderful Acetylene Gas Lighting Effects' to the amateur theatrical and play reading groups and the touring theatrical companies of to-day.
Credits
Producer - Stanhope Andrews
Supervision – Cyril Morton, Geoffrey Scott
Direction - Frank Ponton
Camera - A.W.E. Bailey & Ron McIntyre
Sound- Claude Wickstead, John D. Crawford
Narrator- Athol Coates
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 436 1950 B&W 8 PREPARING THE BATHS
Preparing Auckland's Olympic Pool for the Empire Games.
FACTORY KINDERGARTEN
An attractive kindergarten operated by an Auckland factory for the children of women employees.
GLASSMAKING
Scows bring fine silica sand from the northern tip of New Zealand to a glass-making works in Auckland. Thousands of tons of the sand are used each year in the making of all manner of glass articles.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 437 1950 B&W 10.5 ORNITHOLOGY- NOTORNIS EXPEDITION
The New Zealand native flightless bird, the Notornis, or Takahe, thought for 80 years to be extinct, is photographed in its natural surroundings in a practically inaccessible, high mountain valley. Unusual natural interest.
WEEKLY REVIEW no. 438 1950 B&W 10.5 FIFTY-FOUR FORTY SOUTH
A New Zealand naval vessel takes meteorologists and scientific observers to the Campbell and MacQuarrie Islands in the South Polar seas. Nature interest of bird and animal life - albatrosses, penguins, sea lions and sea elephants.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 439 1950 B&W 7.5 GAMES ATHLETES ENTERTAINED
Entertained by the Māori people at Ngāruawāhia, Empire Games athletes see and hear Māori dances and songs.
AERIAL MAPPING
New Zealand's North Island as seen through the eye of the aerial mapping camera.

WEEKLY REVIEW No. 440 (1950) B&W 7 mins
NEW EQUIPMENT
Latest types of farm tractors go through their paces at a demonstration in the Wairarapa.
NATIONAL ARCHERY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Archers from all over New Zealand compete in a field shoot at Wellington's Athletic Park.
LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING
Dunedin's Railway Workshops build the second heaviest engines used in New Zealand, the one hundred-and-nine-ton JA class.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 441 1950 B&W 8 ROPE MAKING
Men and machines make miles of rope in a Dunedin factory.
SHEEP DRIVE
Once a year the sheep from the hilly Makara district are driven along the rugged coast to the outskirts of Wellington, and then at dead of night the flocks pass through the city streets to the saleyards beyond.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 442 1950 B&W 8 PRINCESS VISITS NEW ZEALAND HOME
Princess Elizabeth visits the New Zealand State House exhibited at the Ideal Homes Exhibition in London.
NAPIER, NEWEST CITY
Views of Napier taken about 1920 show hoe little space the town had for expansion, and views of 1931 show it ruined by earthquake and fire. The quake raised the land and drained the swamps, and scenes taken in 1950 from the same viewpoints show the modern city which has risen from the ruins and spread out over the new land. Now Napier is celebrating its 75th anniversary as a borough and its elevation to city status.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 443 1950 B&W 6.5 CRICKET, AUSTRALIA V. WELLINGTON
Australia beat Wellington at Wellington's Basin Reserve.
SCHOOL FOR BAKERS
Senior bakers' apprentices attend bread-making course at Wheat Research Institute's Laboratories in Christchurch.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 444 1950 B&W 10 ANZAC DAY, 1950
Ceremonies in commemoration of the Anzacs.
INLAND REGATTA
Yacht regatta on Hamilton's Lake, in Waikato district.
AERIAL TOPDRESSING
A large-scale demonstration of aerial top-dressing hill country in Wairarapa district.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 445 1950 B&W 10 ROCK BOTTOM AT WAIKAREMOANA
With a full-sized movie camera fitted in his special diving helmet a Film Unit cameraman goes down to the bottom of the lake and shoots unique underwater film of divers at work sealing leaks in the lake bed.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 446 1950 B&W 6.5 BRITISH RUGBY TEAMS
Visiting British Rugby team welcomed on arrival in Wellington.
RELICS OF THE MOA HUNTERS
In Canterbury Museum, Christchurch.
LONELY LIGHTHOUSE
A visit to the lighthouse by Spirits Bay, Cape Reinga, in New Zealand's far north.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 447 1950 B&W 10 New Zealand and Australian warships aircraft, and submarines carry out combined surface, air, and underwater operations off the New Zealand coast. Unusual pictures of complex apparatus used by the modern navy - Radar, Asdic, Plot Room, Gun Control.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 448 1950 B&W 6.5 HARBOUR COLLISION
Coastal freighter "Waipiata" cut almost in two, limps into Wellington port after harbour-mouth collision with cargo liner "Taranaki".
THE CALL UP
New Zealand's eighteen-year olds enter camp for military training.
NEW CONDUCTOR FOR NATIONAL ORCHESTRA
National Orchestra leader Vincent Aspey welcomes new conductor, Michael Bowles, who then conducts rehearsal.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 448 – FRAGMENT 1950 B&W 57 THE CALL UP
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 449 1950 B&W 6.5 REST HOME FOR TREES
Sheltered in a former quarry at Auckland, ornamental trees and shrubs are grown for use in tea-rooms, lounges, and other city buildings. When trees become "tired" after a period in the city, they are taken back for a rest in the quarry nursery.
CARILLON
Mr. Selwyn Baker demonstrates and plays Wellington's Carillon.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 450 1950 B&W 7.5 NEW INTER-ISLAND FERRY
The 3,500-ton passenger ship "Ngaio" is a trim addition to New Zealand's inter-island shipping.
NEW ZEALAND ACADEMY EXHIBITION
New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts holds its autumn exhibition in the National Art Gallery, Wellington.
MINERAL PROVINCE
Quarries of Nelson District, in New Zealand's South Island, produce thousands of tons of white marble, magnesite, dolomite, feldspar, china clay, ochre, limestone, and other minerals. The works process these ready for use in the manufacture of glass, paint, putty, pottery and other goods.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 451 1950 B&W 6.5 MEMORIAL CHURCH
Ceremony on the seventh anniversary of the death of the Right Honourable J.G. Coates.
FIORDLAND CRUISE
Starting from Milford, the "Alert" cruises through the majestic and little-known sounds of New Zealand's rugged south-western shores.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 452 1950 B&W 5 EXPERIMENT IN TELEVISION
Mr Les Hunter, a member of the Institute of Electronics, demonstrates a small television station he has built in his Auckland backyard workshop.
NORTH-SOUTH HOCKEY
At Whanganui South beat North in the annual inter-island hockey match.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 453 1950 B&W 6 HARRIER RELAY RACE
The annual Wellington-Masterton Harrier Relay Race of sixty-six miles.
THERMAL POWER
In the centre of New Zealand's North Island steam vents and boiling springs gush forth in an area covering hundreds of square miles. Practically unused at present except as tourist attractions, these thermal resources are now being tested as a possible source of power.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 454 1950 B&W 8.5 HUT BUILDING ON RUAPEHU
On the slopes of Mt Ruapehu members of North Island Ski Clubs are building eleven huts as their operational bases during the winter sports season.
THIRD RUGBY TEST
At Wellington 42,000 people see New Zealand win the Third Rugby Test from the British Isles team by six to three after a magnificent game.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 455 1950 B&W 6 GROWERS' DAY AT LINCOLN
Hundreds of farmers, fruitgrowers, and market gardeners see the latest methods and machinery demonstrated at Canterbury Agricultural College.
MOTOR CYCLE TRIALS
Reliability trials at Upper Hutt.
EXPERIMENT IN HOUSING
Architectural students build a house at Auckland in an effort to find a cheaper yet attractive style of house construction suited to New Zealand conditions.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 456 1950 B&W 6.5 EAST COAST FLOODS
Severe flooding causes extensive damage around the Poverty Bay district.
RNZAF SINKS HULK
Off Wellington the old hulk "Lutterworth", once a proud sailing ship, is sunk by rockets and bombs.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 457 1950 B&W 8 WAIKATO HYDRO PROGRESS REPORT
Men and machines at work in the deep gorges of the Waikato River, building two of New Zealand's largest hydro-electric power stations.

WEEKLY REVIEW No. 458 (1950) B&W 7.5 mins
FUNERAL OF SIR ĀPIRANA NGATA
Parties from every Māori tribe in New Zealand take part in the tangi for the distinguished Māori leader, statesman and scholar - Sir Āpirana Ngata.
CHRISTCHURCH PREPARES
Preparations in Christchurch for the Canterbury Centennial Celebrations.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 459 1950 B&W 10.5 SKATING ON LAKE IDA
Hundreds go each winter week-end to Lake Ida, seventy miles from Christchurch, for ice skating and ice hockey.
NEW ZEALAND NEWSPRINT
New Zealand newspapers try out newsprint made from pine wood grown in New Zealand, with satisfactory results.
BRITISH ISLES VERSUS MĀORI
The visiting British Isles Rugby Union Team wins from the New Zealand Māori Team by 14 to 9 after a fast and exciting game.
WELLINGTON, WHARVES & EASTERN SUBURBS c.1950 1950 B&W 9.5 (no synopsis)
THE WHITE WALKING STICK 1950 B&W 10.5 The work of the New Zealand Institute for the Blind.
AROHA 1951 B&W 19 Story of Aroha, university student and descendant of Māori chiefs, and her struggle to find a full and satisfactory life combining European ways with Māori ways, in accord with her conviction that "-we cannot live as separate races in one country."
BEECH FORESTERS 1951 B&W 17 New Zealand's hardwood beech forests, and the management methods employed to ensure their best use while providing for the survival and improvement of the forests.
CATTLE TRAIL 1951 B&W 16 A record of the twice-yearly drive of cattle from South Westland through 200 miles of New Zealand's finest scenery of forests, mountains, lakes and rivers.
CLOUD OVER ASIA 1951 B&W 10.5 Men and planes of the Royal New Zealand Air Force assist in anti-bandit operations in Malaya. Exciting air operations and jungle skirmishes.
CROSSING THE ROAD 1951 B&W 10.5 Road safety instructional film for young children. Child actors, amusing animals and attractive story-book settings.
THE ELYSIAN BUS 1951 B&W 9.5 Five people meet at an Elysian Bus Company stop, in a motion picture "Other World". They all blame the remembered rain for the accidents which brought them there, but on seeing these accidents as they occurred we find that the real cause of the fatalities was lack of care by the people concerned.
THE FARMING SCENE 1951 Colour 14 (no synopsis)
FIGHTING FINS 1951 B&W 14.5 Exciting tussles with fighting swordfish and leaping Mako sharks in New Zealand's big game fishing waters.
FINEST WALK IN THE WORLD 1951 Colour 9 A trip through New Zealand's famous Milford Track.
FISHING IN NEW ZEALAND 1951 Colour 14 (no synopsis)
A FOOT TO STAND ON 1951 B&W 8.5 A health instructional film on the care of the feet, directed chiefly towards parents of young children.
FOUR CITIES 1951 Colour 16 (no synopsis)
FUNERAL OF RT. HON. P. FRASER P.C. C.H. 1951 B&W 10 The lying-in-state and funeral of New Zealand's wartime Prime Minister.
GOOD SEED 1951 B&W 10 The work of the Government Seed Testing Stations in improving strains of seeds in assisting agriculturalists with all problems relating to small seeds.
GRASS AND CONSERVATION 1951 B&W 10 Grass is the basis of New Zealand's main export industries, and the wise use of various grasses is of the greatest importance to the country.
HERE ARE THE GLACIERS 1951 Colour 10 The Franz Josef, Fox and Tasman Glaciers in New Zealand's Southern Alps.
HOW TO DROWN 1951 B&W 11 Unusual and humorous portrayal of the ways in which people often get into serious or even fatal difficulties in river, lake, and sea.
IN THE COUNTRY 1951 B&W 8.5 Road safety instructional film for school-children of five to twelve years. Child actors.
INSTRUMENT FLYING 1951 B&W 11 A night flight on a New Zealand air route, showing the operation of the radio beams and beacons, and the methods and apparatus used to provide maximum safety for aircraft at all times.
KIWIS IN KOREA 1951 B&W 1.5 Footage of the New Zealander serving in the UN forces during the Korean War.
LAKE TAUPO – FISHERMAN’S LUCK 1951 Anscocolour 8 Boating, sight-seeing, and angling on the 240 square miles of Lake Taupō, New Zealand's largest lake. Taupō's giant Rainbow Trout are famous among anglers all over the world.
THE MĀORI, ANCIENT AND MODERN 1951 Colour 14 (no synopsis)
MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS HOLIDAY 1951 Colour 10 The colourful Marlborough Sounds, with their warm sunshine and their 400 miles of sheltered coastline - a holiday centre par excellence.
MOANA ROA 1951 B&W 33 Life among the Polynesian people of New Zealand's palm-shaded, coral-ringed Cook Islands in the Pacific. Fish spearing, underwater sequences, and racing in swift sailing canoes along the lagoons. Administration, health services, educational and development work. Exports of copra, oranges, bananas, and pineapples. Native singing and dancing, including some of the best hula dancing ever filmed.
MOUNT COOK 1951 Colour 10.5 At the foot of New Zealand's highest peak, Mount Cook, is the comfortable Tourist Department Hotel, "The Hermitage". All around is unsurpassed alpine scenery and endless opportunity for skiing and other mountain sports.
NAVY MINERS 1951 B&W 3 Men of the Royal New Zealand Navy maintain essential supplies of coal during an emergency.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 9 1951 B&W 10 CUE WIZARD
World champion billiard player Clark McConachy shows his skill with the cue, demonstrating a wide variety of trick shots.
ANCIENT ART
In some parts of New Zealand ancient cave paintings are found, the origins of which are unknown. They are one of New Zealand's mysteries.
SEA AND SAIL
The sea-girt New Zealanders have wonderful opportunities for yachting. Everybody who lives near sailing water, from boys who build their own sailing dinghies to people who can afford "A" class keelers, can indulge in the sport.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 10 1951 B&W 9 MODERN MĀORI FARMERS
Māori ex-servicemen training to be modern farmers before taking over their farms under the Government's Rehabilitation Scheme.
LETTING OFF STEAM
Working models of railway locomotives at a model engineering society's field-day, and children at an exhibition of NZR. models.
QUIET HARBOUR
The township of Akaroa with its fishing fleet and its romantic associations with the past.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 11 1951 B&W 10 MUTTON BIRDERS
An unusual expedition to outlying islets at the southern extremity of New Zealand to collect the young of the Sooty Shearwater, commonly known as mutton birds.
ROUGH RIDERS
New Zealanders staging an American-style rodeo, full of spills and laughs.
MĀORI ART TREASURES
A famous collection of Māori art treasures made by the late Mr. W. Oldman, of London, has been bought by the New Zealand Government. A profusion of old-time weapons, tools, and ornaments made before the coming of the white man.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 12 1951 B&W 10 QUIET WEEKEND
Hardy members of one of New Zealand's many tramping clubs carry a new hut, piece by piece, over the mountains and put it together at their destination. This is their idea of a quiet weekend.
TALE OF THE TROUT
A beautifully photographed item of trout being netted in a stream and of trout eggs hatching in a hatchery.
FISHING FOR KNOWLEDGE
A scientific expedition from Yale University, USA, visits New Zealand to study its big-game fish. A striped marlin - a swordfish - is caught on rod and line and hauled aboard the launch.
THE NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL DENTAL NURSE 1951 B&W 10 The training of dental nurses and their work in the schools' dental clinics and at the central clinic in the city. Human interest and child appeal.
NIGHT FLIGHT 1951 B&W 11 A night flight on a New Zealand air route, showing the operation of the radio beams and beacons, and the methods and apparatus used to provide maximum safety for aircraft at all times and in all weathers.
ON TOUR 1951 Colour 14 (no synopsis)
PACIFIC CRUISE 1951 B&W 18 The story of a Royal New Zealand Navy ship's cruise among New Zealand's Island Territories in the Pacific. Native sports and dances, the administration services, and the present day life of the Islands' people.
PARADISE FOR FISHERMEN 1951 Anscocolour 8 Boating, sight-seeing, and angling on the 240 square miles of Lake Taupō, New Zealand's largest lake. Taupō's giant Rainbow Trout are famous among anglers all over the world.
PLAY IN SAFE PLACES 1951 B&W 5 Road safety instructional film for children of 5 to 8 years. Child actors, animated pixies, and attractive story-book atmosphere.
ROTORUA RADIUS 1951 Colour 22 Depicting the amazing variety of sporting, scenic and thermal attractions situated within a forty-mile radius of Rotorua.
SPORT IN NEW ZEALAND 1951 Colour 14 (no synopsis)
SPORTSMEN'S PLAYGROUND, NEW ZEALAND 1951 B&W 20 Quick-moving survey of the great variety of outdoor sports available in New Zealand, including snow sports, deer-stalking, pig-hunting, trout-fishing, yachting and swordfishing.
TAKORE TE NAMU (KILL THE MOSQUITO) 1951 B&W 4 A health instructional film shot in the Cook Islands, and recorded in the Rarotongan tongue, for use in New Zealand's Island Territories in the Pacific.
THE TERRITORIAL RECRUIT 1951 B&W 44 Life and training in New Zealand's modern Territorial Army; an orientation film for young men beginning their military training.
THIS IS KOREA 1951 B&W 17 Korea's temples, cities and landscapes, the people at work and at leisure, and United Nations Forces, including New Zealand's K-Force in the British Commonwealth Brigade (later expanded to a Division).
TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK 1951 Colour 10 The comfortable Chateau at Tongariro National Park is famous as a year-round holiday hotel. In winter the National Park becomes the main snow-sports centre for the North Island, with exciting ski-ing on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu. In summer there is golf, tennis, or sight-seeing excursions to such places as the Whanganui River or the trout streams that flow into Lake Taupō.
TREES AND CONSERVATION 1951 B&W 9.5 Examination of the farms and protection forests around Mount Egmont shows the part played by trees in conservation of the soil. Examples in other parts of the country show how trees on the farms help to maintain the lasting value of the land.
TROUT FISHING IN THE TONGARIRO 1951 Colour 10 Trout fishing in the neighbourhood of Taupō and along the celebrated Tongariro River.
TUNNEL LINING 1951 B&W 6.5 A report on methods used and work being done in providing a new water supply system for Wellington City.
BUSHMAN 1952 B&W 20.5 With axes and power-driven saws bushmen bring the big trees crashing down, and the timber trucks take out the trimmed logs over steep and winding roads. In remote forest settlements life goes on much as it does in suburbs or country towns, and in the evening the feller of trees splits the kindling for the family fire.
BY EXAMPLE 1952 B&W 1.5 From her house a woman sees her small daughter knocked down by a car. She blames the driver; but her own actions had led the child to disregard the traffic rules taught at school. Thus, the mother contributed to the accident by example.
THE COOK ISLANDS 1952 Colour 15 Life and activities of the Polynesian people among the tropical islands of the Cook Group.
THE ENCIRCLING SEA 1952 B&W 17 On all sides of New Zealand, the Pacific Ocean stretches for thousands of miles. Our long shoreline is infinitely varied, and there are many fine beaches within easy reach of the city dweller. Wherever one lives in this country the sea is not far away, so that fishing and boating are part of many New Zealanders' lives.
FAREWELL TO LORD AND LADY FREYBERG 1952 B&W 3.5 A military send-off for Lord and Lady Freyberg as they leave Wellington for England in August 1952. This ended Lord Freyberg's term as Governor-General of New Zealand.
FARMING IN NEW ZEALAND 1952 Colour 27 A survey of the types of farming in New Zealand, and the productive parts played by the farmers, the agricultural colleges, the Department of Agriculture, and the climate.
FIJIAN SOLDIERS FOR MALAYA 1952 B&W 6.5 From Fiji's capital, Suva, and villages throughout the islands volunteers leave the banana groves and sugar fields to help Britain restore law and order in Malaya.
GATEWAY TO NEW ZEALAND 1952 Anscocolour 8.5 Visitors from overseas arrive by plane and ship at Auckland, gateway to New Zealand. Auckland is an attractive city beside the beautiful Waitemata Harbour, and from Auckland it is a short day's run through pleasant farmland to the Waikato River and Rotorua's thermal wonders.
HAWKES BAY 1952 Colour 10 The province's landscape and activities. Springtime in the orchards, blossom festival in the streets of Hastings, and the parks, gardens, and outdoor skating rink of Napier's Marine Parade.
JUST ACROSS THE TASMAN - YOUR SOUTH ISLAND HOLIDAY 1952 Colour 27 The Melbourne-Christchurch air service makes it easy for Australians to have an overseas holiday in New Zealand's South Island. The majestic, snow-covered mountains of the Southern Alps, the beautiful Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, snow sports, the deep and lovely Southern Lakes, the fertile plains of Canterbury and the rich green forests of the West Coast, are all seen in round tours from the cities of Christchurch and Dunedin.
THE LEGEND OF THE WHANGANUI RIVER 1952 B&W 16 The story of the Whanganui River, from its mountain source through deep gorges and dense forests and down to the coastal city of Whanganui, river-port and busy commercial centre.
A LIST OF NAMES 1952 B&W 2 A look into the future reveals a list of 300 New Zealanders who are to die in road accidents in one year, "unless we all take special care on the roads". Presents from a Christmas tree are being handed out, but Mary is not there to receive hers - she was one of those on the list of names. A series of actual car crashes, filmed within a few minutes of the accident, gives a grim picture of the fruits of carelessness.
A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR 1952 B&W 1.5 A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE ANIMAL INDUSTRY DIVISION OF THE NZ DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
A trailer for attaching to a film dealing with an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.
MONKEY TALE 1952 B&W 8.5 Trained chimpanzees (Marquis the Chimp and family) act a striking road safety instructional film for schoolchildren on the subject of safe cycling. (A special version of this film is available for countries where traffic moves on the right-hand side of the road.)
NELSON 1952 Colour 10 Nelson is the sunniest province in a land of sunshine, and the centre of one of New Zealand's most prosperous agricultural districts. Each year it produces fruit, hops and tobacco to the value of £4,000,000. Nelson city is noted for its beautiful parks and gardens, and the many fine beaches nearby.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 13 1952 B&W 10 MĀORI OVEN
Māori in old time costume show tourists the ancient methods of preparing a Māori oven and cooking food in it.
WHITE HERONS
One of the rarest birds in New Zealand is the Kotuku, or White Heron, and this film shows two of these birds fishing in a river near Christchurch.
MERVYN TAYLOR, WOOD ENGRAVER
Recently awarded an Arts Scholarship is Mervyn Taylor, leading New Zealand wood engraver. The film shows how he draws his inspiration from New Zealand flora and fauna and from Māori legends, and also shows briefly the cutting of a new wood engraving.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 14 1952 B&W 8.5 THE LONG POI
The Long Poi is a Māori dance performed by girls, who spin balls of swamp grass on long strings. It has a pleasing rhythm, and great dexterity is required for its performance.
BURIED VILLAGE
On the night of June 10, 1886, the volcano of Tarawera, near Rotorua, blew up. The debris from the colossal explosion buried three villages, one of which has since been excavated and is now a tourist attraction.
RICHARD FARRELL
In an interesting film item the famous New Zealand pianist Richard Farrell plays a Chopin Valse.
NEW ZEALAND’S SOUTHERN ALPS 1952 B&W 14 NEW ZEALAND NOW Number Twelve
NO FOOTPATH 1952 B&W 8.5 Road safety teaching film for children of 5 to 8 years. In story-book settings child actors and Perky the Parrot enact a play which teaches the rules for safety when walking along a straight road which has no footpath.
PEDESTRIANS OR JAYWALKERS? 1952 B&W 3 Short road safety instructional film which shows by a series of comic incidents the dangers of stepping off the footpath carelessly, of crossing the road at oblique angles, of "dithering" on the road, and of over-confidence.
PICTORIAL PARADE No. 1 1952 B&W 11.5 EXHIBITION TENNIS
United States Davis Cup players Seixas and Clarke play exhibition match with Barry and Worthington in Wellington.
PEOPLE'S DAY AT ANNUAL SHOW
Christchurch crowds attend Canterbury's big Agricultural and Pastoral Show and the trotting meeting nearby.
14 SQUADRON FOR CYPRUS
Display and parade by No. 14 Jet Fighter Squadron at Ohakea. The official farewell, and the departure of the first party of 50 men for an 18 months' tour of duty in Cyprus.
PICTORIAL PARADE No. 2 1952 B&W 8.5 FOUR FLYING FOSSILS
Young and old specimens of the tuatara lizard, one of the world's most ancient creatures; and the despatch by air of four tuataras to the zoos of London, New York, Chicago, and San Diego.
FAMILY AFFAIR
Eight returned servicemen brothers have pooled their knowledge and resources in a large construction and contracting business.
THE GEOTHERMAL BORES
Karapiti Blowhole, and the steam bores and equipment at Wairakei. Sir John Cockroft visits the Wairakei site, and at Te Teko a bore is opened to test natural steam resources for possible use in the great Murupara pulp and paper project.
POWER PROGRESS 1951 1952 B&W 19 A splendid record of construction on New Zealand's new hydro-electric power projects in both islands. Underwater scenes in Lake Waikaremoana, and spectacular shots of great steam gushers from test bores for thermal power in the Wairakei geyser region.
QUIET CRISIS 1952 B&W 10 The film's message is that with early treatment cancer often can be cured, while delay is often fatal.
ROYAL TOUR (1927) 1952 B&W 11 Scenes of the 1927 New Zealand Royal Tour by the late King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, then Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of York.
SOUTH CANTERBURY CATCHMENT BOARD 1952 B&W 10 Aspects of the South Canterbury Catchment Board's work in combatting floods and soil erosion.
TUBERCULOSIS AND THE MĀORI PEOPLE 1952 B&W 25.5 The Māori village of Te Reinga is contrasted with progressive settlements at Huramua and Iwitea; the Taranaki Mobile X-Ray Clinic at work.
TAURANGA, BAY OF PLENTY 1952 Colour 17.5 Tauranga and Mount Maunganui in summer. The province's landscapes, industries, homes, and varied outdoor sports. Big-game fishing off Mayor Island, Mount Maunganui's fine beaches, and outdoor life in the sunshine.
THE VALLEY SETTLERS 1952 B&W 15 Life as it is in a New Zealand farming district. Human interest treatment.
VOLCANIC FURY 1952 B&W 8 Dramatic photography on White Island, a volcanic island in constant eruption. These shots of thermal activity, disturbances, and eruptions are probably unique.
WHITE FOR SAFETY 1952 B&W 3.5 Road safety instructional short film. Mrs White and Mrs Black leave their homes for a bridge evening. Mrs White wears light coloured clothing, walks on the narrow road facing oncoming traffic, and arrives safely. Mrs Black wears dark clothing and walks with her back to overtaking traffic. She is almost invisible in the darkness, so that the driver of an overtaking car does not see her until too late.
EXPERT CYCLING - ANTICIPATING 1953 B&W 3.5 One of three on safe cycling made for secondary school children, this film seeks to create awareness of what might happen in traffic, thus encouraging timely anticipation of dangers.
EXPERT CYCLING - INTERSECTIONS 1953 B&W 3 This film deals with cycle problems at crossings, corners, and "T" intersections.
EXPERT CYCLING - SIGNALS 1953 B&W 3 "Signals" deals with how and when to signal, and observance of the rules of the road.
A FRIENDLY CAREER 1953 Colour 13 The film shows the day to day life of a young girl from the time she decides to join the School Dental Service until she is a fully qualified dental nurse.
HILLARY RETURNS 1953 B&W 4 Following the conquest of Mt. Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary, accompanied by George Lowe, arrives in Auckland to a spontaneous welcome. After a further welcome in his home town, Papakura, Sir Edmund is interviewed by his brother Rex.
HOW'S YOUR SMILE? 1953 B&W 9.5 An attractive story film, mainly in sound and dialogue, to impress teen-agers with the importance of caring for their teeth.
IN THE HAWKE'S BAY CATCHMENT 1953 B&W 10.5 A young farmer and a Catchment Board member tour the plains and hill country of Hawke's Bay District and review the soil erosion and rivers control problems of the area.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 15 1953 B&W 9.5 WHAT'S COOKING IN KOREA
Christmas supplies go up to the Battery area in Korea, where the turkeys and other palatables are cooked in a Hangi, or Māori oven, by Māori soldiers. Following tradition, Christmas dinner is served by the officers, while the war goes on.
WORLD RECORD SHEARING
Godfrey Bowen shears 456 sheep in a nine-hour working day and gains the world shearing record.
THE GEOTHERMAL BORES
The Karapiti blow-hole, and steam bores and equipment in the Wairakei geyser region. Sir John Cockroft's visit to Wairakei, and the blowing of a new steam bore to supply power for a big pulp and paper mill.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 16 1953 B&W 11 FOREST SERVICE FIRE-FIGHTERS
Constant watch is kept over New Zealand's forests, and in summer extra precautions are taken. A frequent source of danger is inflammable scrub at forest margins, and when a scrub fire is spotted by lookouts all the mobile fire-fighting equipment goes into action to kill the flames before they reach the forest.
FOUR FLYING FOSSILS
The Tuataras of New Zealand have no close relatives other than long extinct fossils. This film shows old and young Tuataras, and four being packed and flown to overseas zoos.
UNTRIED RAPIDS
Canoe Club members in folding canoes and rubber dinghies pioneer a rapid 20-mile stretch of the Waikato River. After an exciting canoeing trip they enter the thermal areas and visit the sights of Orakei-Korako.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 17 1953 B&W 11 WATER SPEED RECORD
On Wellington's Evans Bay, Len Southward's 2½-ton speedboat "Redhead" breaks the New Zealand/Australian water speed record, averaging 101 1/4 m.p.h.
KIWIS LIVE AT GAME FARM
At a Trout Hatchery and Game Farm several Kiwis have found a home. The Kiwi is a flightless bird peculiar to New Zealand and is a remarkable creature in many ways.
DAMS AND DYNAMITE
Of the new dams and power stations on the Waikato River, Maraetai is completed, and Whakamaru is under construction. Here, diversion of the river involves two spectacular explosions in the gorge, and all-night work by heavy earthmoving machinery.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 18 1953 B&W 10 AXEMEN AT PUTARURU
Sawing, underhand chop, and Putaruru Handicap events at one of New Zealand's biggest Axemen's Carnivals.
SEA-MINDED AIRMEN
Members of No 6 Maritime Reconnaissance Squadron, RNZAF, build their own yachts and sail them in Auckland Regatta; a warrant officer posted to Fiji sails there in his own home-built sloop, while air crews, practising air-sea rescue work, locate the Fiji-bound yacht, and drop supplies to its crew.
A HOME BY THE SHORE
Outdoor schooling, sea bathing, and numerous remedial exercises are features of the Wilson Home for Crippled Children, in its lovely grounds by the sea at Auckland.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 19 1953 B&W 9 HOUSE MOVING
At Rongotai, Wellington, the first house to be moved to make way for airport development is towed bodily through the streets to a new site.
TREE FERNS OF MOUNT EGMONT
Punga and Mamaku grow luxuriantly on the slopes of Mt Egmont (Mount Taranaki), where rainfall is heavy. Nurserymen collect spores and raise plants for gardens and for export; the trunks are used in garden constructions. New Plymouth gardens grow many tree-ferns.
CARGON
At Paraparaumu Airport, near Wellington, a Bristol Freighter is "turned around" in twelve minutes with the aid of a "Cargon" device; the whole floor of the plane, with its cargo, slides on to a transporter, and thence on to motor trucks. The re-loaded plane takes off and flies over the Marlborough Sounds on its way to a South Island airport. The "Cargon" apparatus was invented and constructed in New Zealand.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 20 1953 B&W 11 HERDS OUT OF A HAT
Returned Servicemen ballot for farms and dairy herds under the Rehabilitation farming assistance scheme.
CHERRY PROTECTION
Young commercial orchardist in Central Otago invents novel scarecrows.
MAKING BOTTLES FROM SANDHILLS
In New Zealand's most northern parts are huge deposits of extremely fine, white silica sands. Auxiliary sailing vessels ship the sand to Auckland, where it is followed through all the stages of glassware manufacture.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 21 1953 B&W 10.5 MAPS FROM THE AIR
The New Zealand Aerial Mapping Company's plane at work over the Rotorua district, followed by the preparation of photographic mosaics and maps.
PONY CLUB POEMS
From all around Tauranga, Waikato, and Bay of Plenty, children join horseback treks to Rotorua for a pony club rally and a week of camp and sports.
LIFE WORK OF TWO NEW ZEALANDERS
The late Mr F.W. Reed, of Whangarei, world authority on Alexandre Dumas, is seen at work among his first editions and manuscripts. The late Mr Alexander Fraser, sculptor, is seen working on his bust of the Māori chief, Horonuku Te Heuheu.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 22 1953 B&W 10 UPLIFT FOR TIMBER
Testing new equipment for getting timber out of rough country by overhead lift.
FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER
Tourists and botanists visit the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier, which flows down from the Southern Alps into luxuriant fern forest near sea-level.
HMNZS LACHLAN
Three hundred years after Abel Tasman first surveyed part of New Zealand's coastline, Lachlan, a modern survey ship, is charting the coasts in detail, using all the latest scientific instruments.
NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 23 1953 B&W 10 COAL ACROSS THE GORGES
A new aerial ropeway speeds up the delivery of coal from open-cast mines in New Zealand's South Island.
ELECTRONIC HIGHWAYMAN
The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research develops an infallible device for checking vehicle speeds; and transport department officers use the apparatus on highways.
FIORDLAND CRUISE
From Milford Sound the launch "Alert" takes a group of biologists to visit seal colonies and other interesting features of majestic and beautiful Fiordland.
OUTDOOR DOGS 1953 B&W 14 Illustrating the work of various breeds of dogs in New Zealand, the film opens with a short sequence of show dogs, then goes into the field with sporting dogs after rabbits, duck and pheasants. Greyhounds are shown coursing, and hunting dogs engage in a tussle with a wild boar. Highly trained sheep-dogs show their skill at an Agricultural and Pastoral show, and on dairy farms and large sheep stations we see the great value of the dog to our primary industries.
OUTDOOR DOGS – POLICE DOG SEQUENCE 1953 B&W 3 (no synopsis)
OVERTAKING 1953 B&W 10 Instructional film showing the right and wrong ways to overtake. The emphasis of the film is placed on patience and good judgement.
PICTORIAL PARADE No. 3 1953 B&W 11 K-FORCE CHRISTMAS
Christmas supplies go up to the battery area in Korea, where Māori soldiers cook the turkeys on the heated stones of a "hangi."
WORLD SHEARING RECORD
Godfrey Bowen gains the world shearing record by shearing 456 sheep in a nine-hour working day.
DAMS AND DYNAMITE
At the site of the Whakamaru power station, on the Waikato River, an 800-ft. concrete diversion cut is prepared to carry the waters of the river while the massive dam is built. Diverting the river through the cut is affected by two spectacular explosions.
PICTORIAL PARADE No. 4 1953 B&W 10 ALONG THE STOCK ROUTE
A thousand head of beef cattle are driven to Feilding and auctioned.
MANAWATU IN FLOOD
The difficulties which face farmers, growers, and householders when the Manawatu River floods the district.
HMNZS BELLONA
The cruiser Bellona sails to England, where at Portsmouth, the New Zealand High Commissioner, Sir Frederick Doidge, visits the ship, and Māori crew members entertain visitors. The ship takes part in fleet exercises, calls at Singapore and other eastern ports during the return voyage, and is welcomed home at Auckland.
PICTORIAL PARADE No. 5 1953 B&W 9.5 "REDHEAD" BEATS 100 M.P.H.
On Wellington's Evans Bay, Len Southward's 2½-ton speedboat Redhead breaks the New Zealand and Australian water speed record, averaging 101 1/4 miles an hour.
WAIPOUA IS A SANCTUARY
At a meeting of the advisory council at the Waipoua Forest Sanctuary the Minister of Forests congratulates all who have worked for the preservation of the forest and its giant Kauri trees.
SEA-MINDED AIRMEN
No. 6 Maritime Reconnaissance Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force, in training and at play. Men of the squadron build and sail their own yachts and one man sails to Fiji in his home-built 32-ft yacht. Flying-boat crews practise air-sea rescue work, navigation, and supply dropping by parachute.
PICTORIAL PARADE No. 6 1953 B&W 11 APRICOT HARVEST
At Roxburgh, Central Otago, apricots are boxed for market or made into jam at the local factory. Skilled pickers are shown at work in the orchards.
AXEMEN'S CARNIVAL
Leading axemen and sawyers compete at Putaruru, and M. Jensen wins the handicap cup for the third time.
MARAETAI IS BUILT
Progress on this great hydro-electric scheme was delayed by damage to the imported gate-lifting cylinders. With these repaired the lake is partly raised, and the valley flooded. After tests the lake is raised further, and electricity is sent out into the North Island system.
PICTORIAL PARADE No. 7 1953 B&W 15.5 NEW ZEALANDERS IN KOREA
New Zealand servicemen in Korea. Gunners combine with Royal Australian Air Force jet planes in bombarding enemy positions. A fire in Pusan city adds thousands to those Koreans being housed and fed by relief organisations. HMNZS Hawea patrols Korea's coast, and shells enemy shore installations. New Zealand gunners on leave see Tokyo and other parts of Japan.
PICTORIAL PARADE No. 8 1953 B&W 10 NEW ZEALAND CELEBRATES CORONATION
Ringing the Cathedral bells in Christchurch, and services at the church by the foot of Franz Josef Glacier; at Longbeach, and in Christchurch Cathedral, with prayers for Her Majesty by Bishop Warren. Coronation Day processions in the four centres, and the Governor-General's speech at Parliament Buildings.
PICTORIAL PARADE No. 9 1953 B&W 10.5 RIFLE TEAM FOR BISLEY
At Trentham, New Zealand marksmen compete for the Queen's Prize, and New Zealand's first rifle team for Bisley since 1911 leaves Auckland by air for England.
NEW WHARF
Men and machines at work on Auckland's big new concrete wharf.
HERDS OUT OF A HAT
Returned servicemen draw lots for the chance to buy dairy farms and herds, and move to their new holdings.
THE "CARGON" IN ACTION
The "cargon" system of loading and unloading freight planes was invented in New Zealand, and the equipment was built by Railways workshops in Christchurch. It cuts down loading time from one hour to twelve minutes, and has attracted attention from many other lands.
PICTORIAL PARADE No. 10 1953 B&W 10 WATER OVER THE DAMS
Unusually high levels in Lake Taupō cause heavy overflow at the Waikato dams, and give the new Maraetai spillway its first full-scale test.
ELECTRONIC HIGHWAYMAN
The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research develops an infallible device for checking vehicle speeds on highways, and Transport Department officers put the apparatus to use.
A HOME BY THE SHORE
A day at the Wilson Home, where the Auckland Hospital Board gives treatment to injured children from all parts of New Zealand. The home is beautifully situated in splendid grounds beside a harbour beach.
PICTORIAL PARADE No. 11 1953 B&W 7.5 A PRESENT FROM INDIA
An elephant presented by the women of India to the children of New Zealand, in appreciation of New Zealand's help, is handed over at Wellington Zoo by the Indian Trade Commissioner.
CANBERRA JETS
First visit to New Zealand of Australian Canberra jet bombers.
UNTRIED RAPIDS
Members of the New Zealand Canoeing Association conquer untried rapids on the Waikato River, in the thermal regions. These spectacular rapids had never before been attempted by craft of any kind, and only one boat gets through.
PICTORIAL PARADE No. 12 1953 B&W 9.5 COAL ACROSS THE GORGES
A new aerial ropeway speeds up the delivery of coal from opencast mines in New Zealand's South Island.
KIWIS AT GAME FARM
A Hawke's Bay acclimatisation society's game farm, where trout and pheasants are reared, has become noted as a sanctuary for strayed or injured Kiwis, the strange flightless birds of New Zealand.
FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER
Tourists and botanists visit the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier, which flows from the Southern Alps down into luxuriant fern forest only 700 feet above sea-level.
WAIRAKEI STEAM BORE
A new valve is fitted to a 2,000-ft. deep geothermal bore, while scientists erect apparatus to test steam pressures. The valve is opened, and the bore blows with terrific force.
PICTORIAL PARADE No. 13 1953 B&W 10.5 UPLIFT FOR TIMBER
Testing new equipment for getting timber out of steep country by overhead lift.
"REMARKABLE" FLIGHT
On fine weekends New Zealand's National Airways Corporation runs aerial tours of the Southern Alps and Fiordland. From Christchurch the planes go over the glaciers, around the crest of Mount Cook and over the Fiords, returning by way of Queenstown, the Remarkables Range, and the great lakes of Otago and Canterbury.
THE BAND RETURNS
New Zealand's National Band returns after defeating the world's finest brass bands in open contest, marches through Wellington, and gives a concert in the town hall.
PICTORIAL PARADE No. 14 1953 B&W 10 DIAL "O" FOR LONDON
The opening of New Zealand's first direct radio-telephone service to the United Kingdom.
CANTERBURY PLOUGHMAN
On low-lying farms near Kaiapoi, teams of plough-horses more than hold their own against tractors.
H.M.NZS. LACHLAN ON MARINE SURVEY
Three hundred years after Abel Tasman first mapped part of New Zealand's coastline, a modern survey ship re-charts the coast with the latest scientific instruments.
PICTORIAL PARADE No. 15 1953 B&W 21 The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are enthusiastically welcomed to Fiji and Tonga, where they renew acquaintance with Queen Salote of Tonga, and see interesting Pacific Islands ceremonial and dancing.
TELEPHONE TALK 1953 B&W 10 An explanation of the work involved in installing telephone services and satisfying the continuous demand for new connections.
URGENT! 1953 B&W 1 A trailer promoting the Ten Million Pound Loan.
WAIMAKARIRI "RIVER FROM THE SNOWS" 1953 B&W 11.5 Documentary film of the history of the Waimakariri River, in Canterbury, and problems of high-country soil conservation in the catchment area.
30,000,000 NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LOAN 1954 B&W 1.5 A trailer promoting the Thirty Million Pound 1954 National Development Loan.
ACCIDENTS ON THE ROADS 1954 B&W 1.5 Road Safety trailer for the Transport Departments campaign to reduce accidents between the hours of 5pm and 7pm on Friday and Saturday nights. The Hon. W.S. Goosman, Minister of Transport, urges everyone to be more careful about road safety.