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Eyewitness News - Snap Election Setup

Television (Full Length) – 1984

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Tinakori
Tinakori
12 Jun 2014 - 03.19pm
I was at the South Pacific hotel at the bottom of Queen Street, Auckland a couple of days before the election. While I was waiting for my cab in the morning, Muldoon barrels out of the elevator and marches across the foyer heading toward his Ford LTD parked outside. A policeman stationed at the hotel door salutes the PM. Muldoon is driven off. Obviously a student of the polls, the policeman then turns to those of us watching and says "thank God thats the last time I will have to salute that little prick"
Richard Harman
Richard Harman
11 Jun 2014 - 03.05pm
Rob Neale was the reporter and his piece stands up even today as a pretty slick effort. Muldoon did top off the hotel (the then Regent, now Stamford Plaza) and then topped himself up even more at the old TVNZ Shortland St studio.
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