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Pavlova Paradise Revisited - Episode Three

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2002

Brit MP Austin Mitchell began his career as a lecturer and broadcaster in New Zealand, back in the 1960s. He went on to write about Aotearoa in classic 1972 book The Half Gallon Quarter Acre Pavlova Paradise. In this final part of his 2002 return to Godzone, Mitchell takes Auckland's pulse in a pre-Supercity era, with John Banks as mayor and the America’s Cup in the cabinet. He also examines music and sport. The series ends with musings on Kiwi identity from Helen Clark, Sam Neill, and Michael King. Look out for a young Valerie Adams roughly 4 minutes 30 seconds into clip four.

New Zealand is isolated and insular and it’s very easy to become provincial in a place like this. It’s very easy to become smug and say this is god’s own country, there’s nothing better than this. It is blessed but there are many, many other great places in the world and it’s good for you to have a look at it.
– Sam Neill

Key Cast & Crew

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Austin Mitchell

Presenter

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Linda McDougall

Producer

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Michael King

Subject

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Sam Neill

Subject

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Greg Johnson (musician)

Composer

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Jacqueline Haigh

Research

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Produced by

McDougall Craig Limited

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