Demonstration of a sheep shearing using the old fashioned blade shearing method at the Waimairi Vintage Country Fair.
A motorcyclist and member of the Helldrivers, Dennis Rees, performing a stunt being blasted by gelignite on Waimairi Beach to advertise a larger show at Addington grounds.
Large group of rescuers putting wet towels on a stranded false killer whale at Waimairi Beach during at attempted rescue. In the foreground are buckets full of water to be poured onto the whale and...
A group of people pouring water and putting wet towels on a stranded false killer whale at Waimairi Beach during at attempted rescue.
Golfers taking part in the Waimairi Beach Golf Club’s open tournament. [Frame 43a] Barry Aldridge.
Access gate to and exterior of the Waimairi Beach Surf Life Saving Club on Marine Parade at Waimairi Beach.
View of a tree growing next to the car park at Waimairi Beach.
A police officer talking to a rescuer on Waimairi beach during the stranding of a false killer whale. A small crowd of people are gathered behind them on the beach.
A crowd of people gathered on Waimairi Beach watching a dead False killer whale being lifted onto a truck following it becoming stranded on the beach.
View along Waimairi Beach with a stranded false killer whale in the shallows with a child watching at a close distance.
A digger with a group of people on a mound of sand as the tide comes in at Waimairi Beach during the attempted rescue of a stranded false killer whale. Two children are running in the foreground and...
A rescuer with a rope heading to attach it to a truck in the shallows at Waimairi Beach during the removal of a dead false killer whale which had become stranded on the beach.
A group of people with spades creating a sandbank during the attempted rescue of a false killer whale which had become stranded on Waimairi Beach.
A man walking his dog and a woman on a quad bike on Waimairi Beach. In the background are other people using the beach including a woman with a pushchair.
Views of construction of stormwater drain at Waimairi beach.
Emergency personnel and rescuers attending search operation on North Beach, New Brighton.
[Frames 17 and 18] Group of men thought to be from Waimairi Surf Lifesaving Club with equipment used to search for a missing swimmer. [Frames 19 to 22] James O’Loughlin, aged 14 years, surfboard rider...
[Frame 23] James O’Loughlin, aged 14 years, surfboard rider who tried to reach the swimmer in trouble. [Frames 24 and 25] Surf Lifesaving boat heading into the surf. [Frames 26 to 28] John Hughes...
[Frames 29 to 30] John Hughes, president of the Waimairi Surf Lifesaving Club, who attempted to rescue the struggling swimmer. [Frames 31 to 34] Young man, unidentified, apparently observing rescue...
Aerial view of Waimairi Beach, showing rips.
Children taking part in organised clean-up of glass and litter on the beach between Waimairi surf club and the southern end of Marine Parade. The clean-up was organised by the Lions Club of New...
Scenes of car wreckages being pulled from the sand during a beach clean-up at Waimairi Beach by the Canterbury Land-Rover Owners Club.
View of a sunrise over Waimairi beach with an adult and child watching from the beach.