The Hawke’s Bay show, held in the Hastings showgrounds each year on Labour weekend in late October, is seen as heralding the start of summer. In 1945, some 40,000 people turned out to picnic in the sun.
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Reference: Weekly Review 219. National Film Unit, 1945
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