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The Miss New Zealand Show 1984 Television (Full Length) – 1984 Variety Documentary

The Miss New Zealand Show 1984

Television (Full Length) – 1984 Variety Documentary

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The early 80s were the apex of the local beauty pageant — Lorraine Downes won Miss Universe in 1983, and more Kiwis watched the 1981 Miss New Zealand contest on TV than Charles and Di’s wedding. This 1984 Miss World New Zealand live telecast was legendary for host Peter Sinclair announcing the wrong winner (clip six). Miss Auckland Barbara McDowell’s runner up sash is swiftly swapped for a crown and she is (eventually) made the first part-Samoan Miss NZ. A retro delight is the beauties dancing to Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ in an Oamaru quarry.

Key Cast & Crew

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Malcolm Kemp

Director, Producer

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Alan Gerrie

Sound

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Trevor Deaker

Lighting Director

Being a farmer’s daughter I enjoy the outdoor life: hunting, fishing and taxidermy, also sewing, cooking and art, and I’m a member of the Greytown Leo Club.
– Miss Wairarapa