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The English baroque Ferry Building at the bottom of Queen Street became Auckland's front door.
The Auckland Harbour Bridge encouraged so much vehicle traffic across the Waitematā that it had to be widened within a decade of opening.
This road near Wellington was the first road to be registered by the Historic Places Trust.
Image of the lifting of the first sod for the Temuka and Timaru railway at a ceremony on 4 October 1871.
Three decades after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s two main islands were like two different countries.
For four decades HMY Britannia supported members of the royal family while they were visiting New Zealand.
A group of women at the opening of the Lyttelton road tunnel on 27 February 1964.
New Zealand's worst railway disaster occurred 60 years ago on Christmas Eve 1953, when the Wellington–Auckland night express plunged into the swollen Whangaehu River near Tangiwai. Of the 285 people on board, 151 were killed. The tragedy stunned the world and left a nation in mourning.
Part two of the film Antarctic Adventure shows the New Zealand section of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition in Antarctica.
Edmund Hillary and Vivian Fuchs discussing the benefits of dogs over vehicles for transport in Antarctica
On 4 January 1958 Sir Edmund Hillary and his New Zealand party reached the South Pole. They were the first to do so overland since Scott in 1912, and the first to reach it in motor vehicles.
Powered by Ww571, a freight train carrying timber and coal crosses Chasm Creek bridge in December 1968
A few months after the last steam locomotives had been withdrawn from this country's scheduled rail operations, New Zealand Railways launched a new tourist-oriented steam passenger venture in the South Island.
The Christchurch-Dunedin overnight express, headed by a JA-class locomotive, ran the last scheduled steam-hauled service on New Zealand Railways, bringing to an end 108 years of regular steam rail operations in this country.
The last sailing of the Rangatira brought to an end more than 80 years of regular passenger ferry services between Lyttelton and Wellington.
Politicians used the ferries to travel between their electorates and Wellington, so they scrutinised the Union Steam Ship Company's management of the ships.
As inter-island passengers switched from trains to private cars in the 1960s, the Maori was converted to a roll-on roll-off ferry, loading vehicles through a stern door.
Opened on 2 July 1938, the Johnsonville suburban line was the first in the country to be served by electric multiple units.
Premier Julius Vogel's great plan was to borrow heavily to build infrastructure and to lure migrants. It was controversial, but the money and migrants stimulated the economy and created a viable consumer market for producers.
Crossing Cook Strait is often idyllic, but it can be one of the world’s roughest stretches of water as it's part of the westerly wind belt known as the Roaring Forties.

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