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  1. A 1969 New Zealand Tourism promo.

Synopsis

Shot for an Australian Travel Agents Seminar, this short film seeks to portray 1969 New Zealand as a hip and happening place. The tourism clichés of a scenic wonderland remain, but the film attempts to present a more sophisticated NZ to entice jet-set Aussies east. After all, we "got rid of six o'clock closing ages ago." To complement the Anzac staples of sport, beer and gambling there are mountains and Māori. Nightclubs offer show bands and strippers for "relaxation" after strenuous days of sightseeing. C’mon is a fascinating snapshot of a nation in transition.

Credits (7)

 Arthur Everard
 Ron Bowie
 Geoffrey Scott

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Comments (3)

 Yy

Yy

So kitsch, part of the brief must have been to present nz as 'happening' ie not a sleepy hollow backwater hence during the Maori performance the vo just had to be 'of course it's just for tourists no one wears grass skirts anymore' haha

 Shelz

Shelz

I loved it. as Great!! a bit of amazement, humor and shock, was funny enjoyed watching this. :)

 Max Power

Max Power | website

From a Canadian old enough to remember the Cold War, one can only ask "What were they thinking???"

One of the Liver Birds would probably call this TWACKY.

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Quotes

You have all the excitement of going overseas, all the glamour of going abroad, and yet New Zealand is only the Tasman, two-and-a-half hours and a five course meal away. 
Now the younger generation is discovering that there’s a lively new sophisticated, swing New Zealand just across the way. 
Spirits are high and flowing freely. We tossed out six o’clock closing and loosened up the drinking laws ages ago. 
New Zealand contains more contrast in its 100,000 square miles than all of Australia's millions.