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1960's New Zealand

In researching the photo in ttyymmnn’s morning post, I found this thread on Vintage Everyday with that photo and more:

Dunedin Railway Station. Love the streetcar catenary too.
Dunedin Railway Station. Love the streetcar catenary too.
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Marton. Road safety at Marton Junction School
Marton. Road safety at Marton Junction School
Blenheim. In front of the Chief Post Office
Blenheim. In front of the Chief Post Office
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Bluff. MV Waiwera
Bluff. MV Waiwera
Bridgman Street, approaching Andersons Bay Road
Bridgman Street, approaching Andersons Bay Road
Borgward Isabella coupe at Wellington Airport.
Borgward Isabella coupe at Wellington Airport.
Christchurch. Cathedral Square
Christchurch. Cathedral Square
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Roxburgh with Austin A40 Farina and Mark II Jaguar
Roxburgh with Austin A40 Farina and Mark II Jaguar
Stewart Island. Halfmoon Bay with the Tourist Air Travel Ltd Grumman G-44A Widgeon aircraft ZK-BAY
Stewart Island. Halfmoon Bay with the Tourist Air Travel Ltd Grumman G-44A Widgeon aircraft ZK-BAY
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Sadly, that Widgeon crashed, killing the pilot and all three passengers in 1970:

Pilot Roger Poole was taking a TV news crew of three to film a burning 8.5m launch near Browns Island. After circling the launch and landing nearby, the floatplane took off and circled to the right at low level. It straighten out as if to return to base at Mechanics Bay, but then banked steeply to the right, the turn becoming near vertical. The nose dropped and it crashed into the sea, killing all four aboard.

The investigation found the float near the wingtip could obscure filming, but for a better camera angle the aircraft could be flown with the right rudder to skid around the nose, with opposite aileron to counteract any rolling effect. The pilots view to the right was obstructed by the camera operator, he was flying into the early morning sun, and the artificial horizon was switched off and locked, all of which prevented him realising the dangerous angle until too late.

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Wellington cable car
Wellington cable car
Wellington. Lambton Quay with the MLC Building
Wellington. Lambton Quay with the MLC Building

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