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Pavlova Paradise Revisited - Episode Two

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2002

Politics is the focus as British MP Austin Mitchell returns to the country where he began his career (he was a broadcaster in the 60s, before writing 1972 bestseller The Half Gallon Quarter Acre Pavlova Paradise). The former Canterbury University political scientist meets a cavalcade of politicians from Helen Clark to Richard Prebble. Mitchell provides a potted political history of New Zealand, from the roots of conservative Kiwi politics to the radical changes wrought by Lange’s 1980s Labour government, and the rise of women '‘on the hill'. Finally he looks at tourism, Treaty settlements and the aspirations of Māori.

The fisheries settlement is not a cornucopia of instant welfare cheques. The fisheries settlement is a right to own some capital. It’s the equivalent of owning a paddock.
– Sir Tipene O’Regan, Former Chairman, Ngai Tahu Maori Trust

Key Cast & Crew

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Warren Bradshaw

Camera

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Linda McDougall

Producer

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Pat Butler

Editor

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Austin Mitchell

Presenter

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Wayne Vinten

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Tom Scott

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McDougall Craig Limited

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