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Choice! 2002: Havoc and Newsboy's Election Special

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2002

Mikey Havoc and Newsboy (Jeremy Wells) take a typically sideways glance at the 2002 general election in this one-off special, broadcast live from inside "a giant stainless steel question mark on the neutral electorate of Rangitoto Island." In case you hadn't noticed (Havoc presents in Paul Frank pyjamas), the analysis is more satirical than factual, and along the way they find time to put the boot into Auckland's then-mayor John Banks, learn parliamentary etiquette from Jonathan Hunt and compliment Don Brash on his six-cylinder Ford.

Better than the worm, better than the kauri snail, say hello to the 360 degree graphics blob!
– Havoc

Key Cast & Crew

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Bill Kerton

Director

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Nic Craig

Producer

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Russell Brown

Subject

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Barry Soper

Subject

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Jay Adshead

Sound Recordist

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Scott Ewing

Editor

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