This item is part of the Tauranga Libraries Norman Blackie Collection. Norman Blackie (1899-1993) was a keen amateur filmmaker who captured civic events around Tauranga using a modified Keystone Model A7 16mm camera.
This actuality shows scenes from the Tauranga City Orange Festival in 1961. Festivities include displays in shop windows, games such as find the needle in the haystack, waiata, a marching band and parades with floats and dress-ups. Lots of community members watch on as the festivities take place.