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The Mainland Touch - Excerpts Television (Excerpts) – 1985 - 1989 News/Current Affairs

The Mainland Touch - Excerpts

Television (Excerpts) – 1985 - 1989 News/Current Affairs

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The Mainland Touch was a popular regional news magazine programme broadcast from Christchurch between 1980 until 1990. In excerpts here, Christchurch Botanic Gardens welcomes the arrival of spring with a daffodil festival while local gardening groups prepare a floral carpet. The Wizard of Christchurch battles Telecom over the colour of phone boxes and joins opponents of a proposed restaurant tower in Victoria Square. Punting on the Avon is extended, and a cockatoo hitches a ride in the garden city.

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Michael Brown

Reporter

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Rob Cope-Williams

Reporter

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John Dunne

Presenter

You can see it’s a beautiful cathedral, I don’t think the tower can be compared with the Cathedral.
– Christchurch City Councillor Carol Evans