The addition of late 20th century issues of the Christchurch Press at Papers Past continues. I've noticed that more issues up to the end of 1989 have appeared during 2023, building on previous batches to made available during 2020-22

Daily listings seem to start from a few days after the first broadcast, but if you hunt around there is mention of earlier screenings and the first official broadcasts including...

odd Duncan, being interviewed by Miss Airini Grennell
FIRST TELEVISION INTERVIEW IN CHRISTCHURCH - The American baritone, Mr Todd Duncan, being interviewed by Miss Airini Grennell for the experimental television programme from Channel 3 last evening.
Press, Volume C, Issue 29506, 6 May 1961, Page 12
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