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The Great TV3 Comedy Debate - We Need More Women on Top

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2001

This TV3 Comedy Debate brings together six of New Zealand's wittiest personalities to face off in a debate at Te Papa’s Soundings Theatre. In this debate, it's a battle of the sexes with the two teams debating the moot: do we need more women on top. MP Georgina Beyer oversees the comedic chaos as adjudicator. Asking if there is really a great woman behind every great man, are actors Craig Parker (Shortland Street), Kevin Smith (Lawless) and Oscar Kightley (Sione's Wedding). And ready to defend their place are actors Ginette Mcdonald (Lynn of Tawa), Rebecca Hobbs (Shortland Street), and comedian Cal Wilson.

Here in the land of the long white G-string, women are on top: in the arts, in law, in sport, government and gardening. New Zealand was the very first country in the world to give women the vote, and we’ve produced some quite remarkable pioneering women: Katherine Mansfield, Helen Clark, Silvia Cartwright, Xena Warrior Princess. Dame Ngaio Marsh...
– Affirmative team leader Ginette McDonald introduces her argument