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Making New Zealand - Manufacturing

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2019

Making New Zealand explores the crucial industries and infrastructure which (hopefully) advanced the nation. In this third season episode, manufacturing is in the spotlight, from the earliest trade of harekeke (flax) to building superyachts. Historians discuss the rise of homegrown brands like Dominion Breweries, Hudson's, Hallensteins and Fisher & Paykel, and the golden era of New Zealand manufacturing from the 1950s through to the 1970s. Then came decline thanks to the global oil shock, soaring interest rates, Rogernomics and the move to scrap import licensing restrictions, which crippled local industries.

The advent of the car was a real boon for communication, and the growth became exponential.
– Author John Stokes on the impact of the motor car on doing business in New Zealand

Key Cast & Crew

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Thomas Robins

Producer

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John Fraser

Editor

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Stephen Gallagher

Composer

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Mark Clare

Narrator

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George Murahidy

Cinematographer

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Robyn Paterson

Director

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