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.
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