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Weekend - Cath Tizard, Mayor of Auckland Television (Excerpts) – 1984 Magazine

Weekend - Cath Tizard, Mayor of Auckland

Television (Excerpts) – 1984 Magazine

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At the time of this 1984 interview with Catherine Tizard, Auckland had just been announced as host for the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Weekend's Terry Carter interviews the city’s mayor on her preparation plans: covering commercialism, chauvinism, Treaty of Waitangi, tourism, and a proposed All Blacks tour to South Africa (“it won’t help”). Tizard defends the controversial Aotea Centre and talks about family sacrifices she's made for the mayoral job. ‘Dame Cath’ was the first female Mayor of Auckland, and went on to be New Zealand’s first female Governor-General.

Is tourism the primary advantage in hosting the games?
– Journalist Terry Carter to Tizard