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Kaleidoscope - Town Planning

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1985

In this 1985 Kaleidoscope edition, reporter Terry Carter meets many of those behind Auckland's 80s construction boom, and examines a cityscape where old landmarks are rapidly being demolished and replaced by mirror glass high-rises. Interviewees include property developers of the day like Mainzeal and Chase Corporation’s Seph Glew; a councillor who argues that commercial interests are dominating; and architect Ivan Mercep and interior designer Peter Bromhead, who critique the buildings’ architectural and civic qualities and their “Dallas TV set” aesthetics.

Will it be a case of mirror, mirror on every wall?
– Heath Lees in his introduction

Key Cast & Crew

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Julienne Stretton

Director

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Phil Wilbraham

Studio Director

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Terry Carter

Reporter

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Jillian Ewart

Producer

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Heath Lees

Presenter

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Bryce Torrens

Technical Producer

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Music

Openg and closing track 'Little Elegies' composed by Jack Body

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