Story: Energy supply and use

Water to burn

As electricity shortages were resolved by newly built power stations, New Zealanders became increasingly confident in their use of power. ‘Water to burn’, a government promotional film made in 1965, highlights the range of goods powered by electricity and encourages ‘modern living’ and electricity usage.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 169. National Film Unit, 1965

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Megan Cook, 'Energy supply and use - Energy sources', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2023)

Story by Megan Cook, published 11 Mar 2010