Waimakariri, river from the snows

New Zealand, 1955

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An account of the history of the Waimakariri River in Canterbury Province, New Zealand. Shows attempts at solving such problems as flooding, and soil erosion in the catchment areas. The Waimakariri River Trust is attempting to restore land laid bare by soil erosion. Methods used include the planting of grass and trees on sandy hillslopes and the building of artificial river banks.


production company

New Zealand National Film Unit






Black and White

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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Soil erosion

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural resources - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rivers - Regulation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Soil erosion

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water resources development

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water resources development


Documentary → Documentary films - New Zealand

History → New Zealand - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - New Zealand




16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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