The first of five excerpts: features the arrival of the Queen, Prince Charles, Norman Kirk, and a Māori welcome.
The second of five excerpts - featuring Māori dance and songs, and Howard Morrison and Lew Pryme.
The third of five excerpts - features Oma Rapiti performed by Howard Morrison, a children's chorus; and a giant moa.
The fourth of five excerpts - features the Age of Aquarius and the National Anthem.
The fifth of five excerpts - features Norman Kirk's iconic New Zealand Day speech.
The credits for this documentary.
In 1973 Prime Minister Norman Kirk announced that the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi would be a unifying national holiday called New Zealand Day. The inaugural 1974 day featured a royal entourage, was watched by 20,000 people and screened live for TV. Excerpts include the Aotearoa pageant (from giant moa to the Age of Aquarius, including kapa haka, settler cabaret, and Howard Morrison as Kupe), and Kirk’s iconic — and more enduring — speech. New Zealand Day was abolished by the next (National) Government who renamed it Waitangi Day.
Imaginative pageantry or tasteless vulgarity?– NZ Herald review of the Aotearoa pageant
NZ Broadcasting Corporation