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Looking at New Zealand - Beauty Queens Television (Full Length Episode) – 1969 Documentary Magazine

Looking at New Zealand - Beauty Queens

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1969 Documentary Magazine

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Looking at New Zealand was an early NZBC “pictorial magazine” show which explored “New Zealand’s backyard”. Produced by Conon Fraser, it was a staple of Sunday night 60s TV. In this edition the narrator introduces NZ’s unheralded scenic wonder: “its girls”, as he meets some of Miss New Zealand’s 1969 contestants. The women talk about their interests (“I adore frilly nighties”) and occupations (typist) in a style that is more Stepford Wives than Kate Sheppard. Miss Auckland Carole Robinson (not seen here), would go on to win Miss Photogenic at that year’s Miss Universe pageant.

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Bute Hewes

Producer

What particular qualities make up the typical lovely New Zealand girl?
– The narrator