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The Waikato River winds its way over 270 miles through the centre of the North Island.
Tongariro River; Lake Taupo; Huka Falls; Aratiatia Rapids; Orakei Korakou; native timber felling; Kinleith Timber Mill near Tokoroa; Hydro-electric schemes under construction; the dairy farming industry; Lands Development Dept. scheme for the settlement of young farmers; the Dept. of Māori Affairs helps young Māori farmers; power stations include Maraetai, Arapuni, and Karapiro; shearing sheds in operation; Horotiu Freezing Works; aerial and ground views of the city of Hamilton; open cast coal mining; annual Waikato Winter Show held in the Bledisloe Hall; there are over 30,000 dairy farms in the region; Ruakura Animal Research Station, Director, Dr McMeechan explains the work of the centre; annual Waikato Pastoral Show; dog trial; the arrival of the Governor General Sir Willoughby Norrie and Lady Norrie at the A&P Show; Rangiriri township under floods.