Story: Roads

‘Little Sydney’s rush hour traffic’

Watch footage from the late 1950s explaining how the taxes from petrol funded the National Roads Board. Auckland is termed ‘little Sydney’.

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Reference: Pictorial Parde 67. National Film Unit, 1957

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Carl Walrond, 'Roads - Centralised road funding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

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