Notes on a NZ City: 1971 film on transport issues in Wellington

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) invites you to step into a time machine with an entertaining snapshot of transport issues in the Wellington region, nearly 40years ago

with the movie screening of –


“Notes on a New Zealand City”.


September 22nd 12.15 – 1pm

New Zealand Film Archives

NZ Film Archives 84 Taranaki St

Entry by koha


We hope the movie will offer some insight in to the past of transport planning in New Zealand, while providing some thought provoking ideas for the future.


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 “Notes on a New Zealand City” (42mins) - Produced by the New Zealand National Film Unit in 1971 for the Ministry of Works this documentary questions the changes the motor car has brought to the way of life in Wellington and the surrounding suburbs; the challenges facing public transport, the pressure to build motorways and the economic and social implications of suburban growth.  Full of great footage of Wellington life in the 1970s, planners and economists speak of the tensions caused by the motorcar on the life styles of those who live in the Wellington area in a way that is an uncanny echo of the challenges we face today.