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The Miss New Zealand Show 1984

Television (Full Length) – 1984

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.

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

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

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Alan Jamieson

Lighting Director

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Terry Gray

Musical Director

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Lynette Perry

Choreographer

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An earlier Miss New Zealand

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More 80s fashion, featuring a young Rachel Hunter

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Also directed by Malcolm Kemp and hosted by Peter Sinclair

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Another famous prize draw

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A different contest for provincial bragging rights

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Features Miss New Zealand

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Miss World visits NZ in 1965

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A 21st Century TV beauty contest

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Another live telecast directed by Malcolm Kemp

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Interviews with three ex Miss New Zealands

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Peter Sinclair hosts an international quiz programme

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More big hair from the 1980s

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