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Peter Snell, Perth Empire Games, 1962

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Peter Snells talks viewers through his victorious 880-yards (805-metres) race at the Perth Empire Games in 1962. His main rival was Jamaican George Kerr, who tailed Snell in the last stages of the race.

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Jet Sprint World Championship, 2012

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This television news item reports on the Featherston section of the Jet Sprint World Championships 2012. New Zealand boats went on to win in all the various race categories.

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John Walker breaks the mile record

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In 1975 John Walker became the first person to run a mile in under three minutes, 50 seconds. Watch as he wins the race in a record-breaking time of 3 minutes 49.4 seconds, in Gothenburg, Sweden – a feat which made him world-famous.

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Home hunting

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This 1946 film shows a young couple searching for a home to rent or buy. Along the way they see an architect, who gives them advice about mortgages. Without sufficient money for a deposit, they finally rent a bedsitter in a house in a run-down area. At the time there was a housing shortage, which...

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New Zealand Grand Prix, 1961

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This newsreel clip shows the 1961 New Zealand Grand Prix at Ardmore aerodrome, in Auckland. A crowd of 60,000 watched world champion Jack Brabham battle local hero Bruce McLaren for the chequered flag. Other famous drivers competing included Britain's Stirling Moss and New Zealander...

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Bro'Town

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Bro'Town, New Zealand's first prime-time animated television show, was first broadcast in 2004. It follows the misadventures of five Polynesian teenagers, Vale, Valea, Sione, Mack and Jeff da Māori, who live in the fictional Auckland suburb of Morningside. Other characters ...

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Edinburgh Tattoo

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In 2000 the Edinburgh Tattoo was staged in Wellington, and the Lochiel marching team gave a display of precision marching to famous film and television soundtracks. Here, both the current team and the seniors march to the tune 'The liberty bell', which is played at US presidential inaugurations, ...

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Raid on 'P' labs

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This television news item from June 2010 reports on police raids on three methamphetamine or 'P' laboratories in the Christchurch area. One of the labs was in Hornby, one in Lyttelton and one in a townhouse only 100 metres from the central police station. Tear-gas cannisters were thrown ...

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Ghost chips

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The ‘ghost chips’ advertisement shown here was one of a series put out in 2011 by the New Zealand Transport Authority. ‘Ghost chips’ was a response to the high number of young Māori men driving drunk and crashing. In fatal or serious-injury-related crashes in 2008–...

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Doing it together

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In this extract from July’s legacy, a 1990 current-affairs programme, a group of teenagers talk about smoking. Later in the same documentary, health campaigner Dr Papaarangi Reid suggested another reason why young Māori women found it hard not to smoke: ‘There’s a lot ...

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Souvenir spoon enthusiasts, 1975

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Souvenir spoons are small, easy to store and good conversation pieces – these were some of the reasons why members of the New Zealand Spoon Traders Club loved spoons, as told to television journalist Belinda Evans when she attended one of their meetings in 1975.

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Armistice celebrations

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This exuberant parade took place in Dunedin in July 1919, although the commentary suggests it happened after the signing of the First World War armistice in 1918. The Union Jack flags waved by many of the onlookers show that at the time New Zealanders saw themselves as very much part of the ...

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Second-division final, 2001

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In 2000 the Ngāti Porou East Coast rugby team won the third-division title. The next year they played Hawke's Bay in the second-division final. This clip records the exciting last minutes of the game and shows the enthusiasm that the National Provincial Competition (NPC) has engendered in ...

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Learning about city manners, 1967

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This video clip shows a police officer Tata Parata talking to young Māori students at Wellington Polytechnic, who will have moved to Wellington from rural areas. He explains some differences in customs between people in towns and those in the country.

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New Zealand netball team winning the Commonwealth Games gold, 2010

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This television news footage shows the jubilation of the Silver Ferns, New Zealand's national netball team, when they won the gold medal after competing against rivals Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.

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Learn to swim classes

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After the Second World War the New Zealand government put considerable resources into teaching children to swim. The government provided susbidies for swimming pools and began classes. In this 1947 film we see the Wellington Education Board taking responsibility for teaching 6,000 pupils in local...

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Push Play advertisement

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The Push Play campaign was initiated by the Hillary Commission in the 1990s, then further developed by SPARC in the 2000s. This particular advertisement, originally broadcast in 2008, was clearly aimed at the Pacific community, but the campaign in its entirety aimed to get young New ...

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Australian rules football in New Zealand

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The New Zealand Hawks (wearing black and white striped singlets) have the better of this action against an Australian Institute of Sport team. After the ball is thrown in from the sideline by an umpire, there is scrappy play before the ball hits a post and crosses the line for a behind (worth one...

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Gaelic football moves

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In this 2008 footage Rosy Perry and Columba Cryan of the Wellington GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) explain Gaelic football to hosts of the television show Good morning. Soloing, passing, flicking up the ball and tackling are demonstrated.

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Physical test for firefighting

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This woman is undergoing a gruelling physical test as part of her application to join the Fire Service as a career firefighter. Candidates must also undergo cognitive tests, a medical examination, a practical trial, a formal interview and a security clearance before being accepted for training.

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