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Looking at New Zealand - Beauty Queens

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1969

What particular qualities make up the typical lovely New Zealand girl?
– The narrator
I adore frilly nighties and just can’t resist going to see the latest selection …
– Miss Manawatu
I am 19 years old. I am a clerk at Levin Hospital and Training School. My home is in Levin. I have just been elected Miss Horowhenua. Every time I thought of the idea of wandering up and down on a stage in front of a lot of people waring a bathing suit, my knees started to shake.
– Miss Horowhenua
The natural beauties of New Zealand, include its mountains, its lakes, its beaches ... and its girls.
– The narrator
Looking at New Zealand has already established itself, under his [Conon Fraser’s] guidance, as a competently dressed shop window of the small screen film-maker’s art. The standards set must not only be maintained, but could well be studied and imitated by those assembling other similar offerings.
– ‘Sight, Not Sound’, NZ TV Weekly, 16 December 1968