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-By Diana Tijoriwalla
Indians in NZ
The Howick Historical Village
School Levels
The Treaty of Waitangi.
Maori Cooking
Anzac Day 25th April
Auckland Regional Parks
Tongariro National Park
The Buried Village (Rotorua)
Aucklandís Islands
Paradise Valley Springs (Rotorua)
MOTAT
The Polynesian Spa
Rules for Teachers
Daffodil Day
The Waitakere Ranges
Western Springs Tramway
Auckland Museum
New Zealand's Pride
The Tuatara
Maungakiekie
Secondary Schools
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween
Auckland Zoo

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Western Springs Tramway

The tramway collection at MOTAT (Museum) represents over 100 years of urban transport in NZ.
The idea of a national museum of transport began to take shape in 1957, soon after the closure of the electric tramways in Wanganui, Invercargill, New Plymouth, Christchurch, Dunedin & Auckland during 1950-56. Beginning with Auckland tram No. 253, the Old Time Transport Preservation League began to assemble examples of our national transport heritage at Matakohe, 150km north of Auckland.
With the establishment of MOTAT at Western Springs in 1963, the vision of an operating museum tramway approached reality. Operation began on 16 Dec 1967 over the 1st length of track (inside the museum grounds from the Pumphouse). The 1.1km line along the Park boundary to the Auckland Zoo opened in 1981. They want to extend it to the Aviation Museum at Meola Road , when funds permit.Visitors have made over 4 million trips on the tramway in the past 33 years. The trams are restored, operated & maintained by volunteers who are unpaid professionals.

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