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Colour transparency slide showing the back view of a large flat-bed truck with its deck raised and a large red piece of machinery being used to construct the runway at New Plymouth airport. There is a person seated at the controls of the red machine and five other people gathered around it. The airport terminal building is visible in the background on the left.

The new airport replaced an old grass airfield in Bell Block and opened in 1966.
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