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Seated in the studio beside a television set, presenter Brian Priestley, exclaims, by way of introduction, “What a time we’ve had trying to cope with all the letters that have been coming in; never had so many! ... The issue that really seems to upset people at the moment isn’t the Springbok tour or Think Big, it’s: How do you pronounce Whangarei?”
Extracts from letters follow - shown onscreen and read out in voiceover - on the merits of pronouncing “wh” as a simple English “f” sound.
An extract is presented from a Taranaki Herald front page article on a rise to 20% inflation predicted by Bank Of New Zealand economist Len Bayliss. Consideration of the ramifications of inflation and the Consumer Price Index (CPI) follows including udio from the National Programme’s Morning Report. The Prime Minister Robert Muldoon is quoted, dismissing the predicted rise, in the Nelson Evening Mail.
The Press (Christchurch) advertising board: “N.Z. to sign G.A.T.T.” Footage of Robert Muldoon holding a press conference on acceding to the General Agreement on Tariffs Trade (GATT) code on subsides before a US deadline the following month.
Reference number F241260
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Series FOURTH ESTATE
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Production company Television New Zealand
Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington
Presenter: Brian Priestley