Story: Roads

Closing the gap

Following the Second World War a major push was made to upgrade New Zealand roads. Here workers prepare a section of State Highway 1 between Christchurch and Picton for sealing.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 27. National Film Unit, 1954

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Carl Walrond, 'Roads - Building roads', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/23306/closing-the-gap (accessed 4 August 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Mar 2016