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Bob Jones Television (Full Length) – 1984 News/Current Affairs

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This Lookout special follows colourful property tycoon Bob Jones hustling on the 1984 campaign trail, and talking up his newly-formed New Zealand Party. The outspoken advocate for free-market liberalisation drew crowds at halls across NZ. The Rocky theme music shamelessly plays as boxing fan Jones approaches the rostrum. The party was ultimately short-lived and won no seats, but achieved its goal of denying National a third term by splitting the vote. The doco includes scenes of the libertarian attempting to dictate how television media film him.

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Alan Thurston

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Mike Single

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Bob Jones

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There’s no way that Lange can stay there more than three years unless he just turns into a right wing, laissez faire sort of capitalist …
– Bob Jones predicts the future