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Looking at New Zealand - 'Rugby, Racing and Beer' Television (Full Length) – 1968 Documentary Magazine Music

Looking at New Zealand - 'Rugby, Racing and Beer'

Television (Full Length) – 1968 Documentary Magazine Music

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This 1968 segment from an early Sunday night magazine show provides light-hearted visuals for a classic Kiwi song. Though written by Rod Derrett as a parody, 'Rugby, Racing and Beer' became an unofficial national anthem of the 60s, where it was an icon of the Kiwi male's recreational trio of choice. The clip takes the perspective of a "little shaver" being educated in his national heritage by various footy-playing, boozing'n'betting paternal role models (aka blokes afflicted with 'Kiwiitis'). The early New Zealand music video finishes with scenes of packed terraces at Athletic Park.

Key Cast & Crew

Conon Fraser

Producer

Rod Derrett

Composer

The average male kiwi may enjoy the lonely life for short spells, but by nature he prefers the more gregarious pleasures.
– From the narration