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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 4 (August 1, 1927)

“New Zealand News and Views.”

“New Zealand News and Views.”

“New Zealand News and Views,” the Government Publicity Department's monthly magazine, in a series of charming scenic illustrations and effective news items regarding New Zealand conditions and prospects, continues, in its latest issue, the valuable work of making the Dominion's tourist and productive assets more widely known overseas.

A particularly pleasing feature, is that beneath some of the scenic gems, attention is drawn to the fact that the New Zealand Railways give access to them. Thus, accompanying a unique picture of H. R. H. the Duchess of York as she appeared after landing a 7 lb. rainbow trout from the Tongariro River, the following paragraph appears:-

The State Railways, traversing the wonderful Tongariro National Park, give thrilling views of the North Island's highest peak, Ruapehu (9,175 feet), the fuming Ngauruhoe (7,515 feet), and other impressive scenery.

Again, where the Duke is seen hauling in a ground-shark which he had hooked and reeled near Russell, prominence is given to the fact that “the Main Trunk Railway connecting Wellington and Auckland goes on to the Bay of Islands.”

Our contemporary is thus supplying, besides news and views, helpful suggestions as to ways and means; the “ways” being the ways to go, and the “means” being the railway method of getting there.