A review of New Zealand events in the year 1948; comprised of music, commentary and excerpts from interviews.
Part 1. Otago Centennial excerpt from re-enactment of Captain Cargill speech, poliomyelitis epidemic - Mr McCombs, Minister of Education makes announcement of school closures until Easter and Correspondence School to be used instead, Guide movement and visit of Lady Baden-Powell.
Part 2 - Lord Beveridge advocate for reformed UN and a world government - excerpt from talk on liberty, Irish politician Eamon De Valera, Polly Thompson talks about Helen Keller.
Part 3: Empire Games announced to be held in New Zealand in 1950, Mr Nash announces NZ pound returns to parity with the UK pound, Franklin Tornado - commentary by Winston McCarthy, the tuning signal - the call of the tui - from Radio New Zealand, Sir Lawrence Olivier and the Old Vic Company excerpt of talk.
Part 4 - North South rugby match excerpt, racing - Highland Fling wins NZ trotting cup 1948 excerpt, and Clutha floods excerpt of commentary at Balclutha. [names spelt as heard].