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Viewfinder - 12 April 1984

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1984

In April 1984 Poi-E was atop the NZ music charts, with ‘Jo the breakdancer’ starring in the song's music video. So it's apt that this edition of the TVNZ youth show looks at “the craze currently sweeping New Zealand — breakdancing”. In her first presenting gig, future MTV host Phillipa Dann heads to Mangere to bop and head-spin. Elsewhere in this season opener, David Hindley reports on a School Certificate controversy, and why young drivers are dying on country roads. Co-presenting back in Viewfinder’s Dunedin studio is Uelese Petaia (star of movie Sons for the Return Home).

The right parking place, turn on the music, pass around a bottle and you’ve got your own nightclub on wheels. It’s mobile entertainment that’s deadly.
– Dave, on the problem of youths drunk driving in rural areas

Key Cast & Crew

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Phillipa Dann

Presenter

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Frances Neill-Weston

Director

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Huntly Eliott

Producer

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Brian Stewart

Studio Director

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Alan Jamieson

Technical Producer

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Ken Ferguson

Designer

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