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The Men on the Hill: Keith Holyoake (First Episode)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1965

Some tend to be a little more equal than others.
– Keith Holyoake responds to whether he has an 'inner circle' in caucus
Chairman of Directors of the Board that runs the biggest business in New Zealand, the Government.
– Keith Holyoake describes the role of Prime Minister
The picture I get is of ‘Team Government’ with the Prime Minister as co-ordinator?
– Austin Mitchell sums up Holyoake's explanations of his role
The people are the masters, and they decide every three years at election time.
– Keith Holyoake replies to the question: 'who governs?'
It would be faster if you were a dictatorship of course! I suppose scientifically that dictatorship is the way … but we reject that entirely. It [democracy] is slower. Yes, the more people that take part, it means that we take that much more time in making decisions … but generally speaking this is adequate in a democracy.
– Keith Holyoake discusses the speed of democracy versus dictatorship