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The Men on the Hill: Keith Holyoake Television (Full Length Episode) – 1965 News/Current Affairs

The Men on the Hill: Keith Holyoake

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1965 News/Current Affairs

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Before he was a British MP and Pavlova Paradise author, politics lecturer Austin Mitchell was a well known NZBC broadcaster. In this September 1965 first episode of his parliamentarian interview series he chats to Prime Minister Keith Holyoake. Mid-way through his 12 year reign, ‘Kiwi Keith’ offers frank insight into his job, from how he chooses his caucus to the balance of power between the arms of government. The National Party leader frames the role of PM as, “Chairman of Directors of the Board that runs the biggest business in New Zealand, the Government.”

Some tend to be a little more equal than others.
– Holyoake responds to whether he has an 'inner circle' in caucus