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Today Tonight - Excerpts Television (Excerpts) – 1983 - 1988 News/Current Affairs Magazine

Today Tonight - Excerpts

Television (Excerpts) – 1983 - 1988 News/Current Affairs Magazine

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Wellington’s Today Tonight was one of four regional news shows launched by TVNZ in 1980. Over the years its hosts included Roger Gascoigne, Mark Leishman and Mike Bodnar. The show covered the local news from the pre-Wellywood, pre-’Absolutely Positively’ era: from restaurateur Remiro Bresolin’s Venetian mural, and a Philip Rush midwinter swim to work (across the harbour); to show stalwart Bas Tubert doing an offbeat Lady and the Tramp number for the Botanic Gardens tulip festival, and Beehive whimsy when David Lange (PM) meets David Lange (farmer).

The lunchtime fashion parade was a gimmick designed to promote Wellington fashion and to shake off Wellington's civil servant image.
– From a Beehive fashion show segment