What's on

View Finder 

When: Ongoing
Where: Central City Library
Cost: Free

View Finder is Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision's moving image presentation that is installed in the Auckland Central Library window on Lorne Street. View Finder runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision's current moving image presentation is Democracy then: 1970s, 80s & 90s - Political advertising and electioneering in New Zealand from 1975 - 1990. This presentation runs from 21 August - 19 September 2014.
Democracy Then.
Images shown clockwise: National election advertising, 1978; Labour election advertising, 1981; McGillicuddy Serious Party election advertising, 1993; Social Credit election advertising, 1981.

In light of the looming general election, Nga Taonga Sound & Vision brings you a sample of how our politicians and politics were represented in the 20th Century.

Democracy then: 1970s, 80s & 90s is a compilation programme screening at Viewfinder to celebrate the contest of political ideas. Our polling tells us that you'll be surprised at just how much and how little has changed.

Political campaigning ain't what it used to be, and neither is the media coverage. Join us as we look back at party political broadcasts and election coverage from the mid 1970s to 1990.

You’ll see politicians such as Bill Rowling, Robert Muldoon, David Lange and Jim Bolger pepper the people with promises, bamboozle them with facts and figures and denounce their opponents, with all the big issues of the past covered: law and order, taxation and the state of the economy.

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