See footage from The Beatles arriving in NZ in 1964

Music 30/06/2017

Back in 1964 Beatlemania hit New Zealand.

Footage from The Beatles first trip to NZ shows Mayor Sir Dove-Myer Robinson welcoming the Fab Four to Auckland after they arrive from Wellington.

They are greeted by a Maori culture group for a traditional Kiwi welcome.

While they were on tour in NZ John Lennon threatened not to perform unless police protection was upgraded, after The Beatles had issues with large crowds arriving at their motel.

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