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Pacific Viewpoint - Guide Bubbles interview

Television (Excerpts) – 1979

This 1979 episode of Pacific Viewpoint features Guide Bubbles — aka Dorothy Huhana Mihinui — who showed guests around Rotorua's hot pools at Whakarewarewa for close to half a century. She talks about how tourism has changed at the pools over the years, and reminisces about famed guides Rangi and Bella. At the time of the interview Mihinui was the senior guide, having been promoted after Rangi’s passing in 1970. After her 1985 retirement she was made an MBE, then a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. The beloved guide died in June 2006. 

That old man really put me on the right step because when I realised who he was afterwards, it gave me that much more confidence that I was able to satisfy a person like him.
– Guide Bubbles, on realising that she'd been hosting Qantas airlines founder Sir Hudson Fysh

Key Cast & Crew

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Henare Te Ua