Kōrero: Skiing

New Zealand-Australia competitions

From the 1930s, skiing competitions were held between New Zealand and Australian teams. This clip shows the winning contestant in the 1949 women’s championship. The event took place at Ruapehu, and bad weather made it even more difficult for skiers to complete the challenging course.

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Reference: Weekly Review 425. National Film Unit, 1949

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Andrew Troup, 'Skiing - Ski racing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/11870/new-zealand-australia-competitions (accessed 21 May 2019)

Story by Andrew Troup, published 24 Sep 2007