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A helicopter demonstration during the opening day of the New Plymouth Airport, Brown Road, New Plymouth. A figure is suspended from beneath the helicopter. In the extreme foreground a spectator's hand can be seen. The new airport - which replaced the original airport opened in 1933 - became operational on 14 November 1966. However, it was officially opened by the Right Honorable Keith Holyoake, Prime Minister of New Zealand, on 4 March 1967. The opening featured a large display of aeroplanes, including commercial and specialist aerobatic craft.
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