1953, Queen Elizabeth II arrives for summer tour
The first motion pictures known to have been taken in New Zealand were made by photographer W.H. Bartlett, who filmed the opening of the Auckland Industrial and Mining Exhibition Read more...
22-year-old pilot E.F. ('Teddy') Harvie and his passenger, 18-year-old Miss Trevor Hunter, set a record for the longest flight within New Zealand in a single day. They completed the 1880-km journey in 16 hours 10 minutes.