Story: City boosters and promoters

Wellington Chamber of Commerce

Wellington Chamber of Commerce

Chambers of commerce have always been involved in a wide range of issues affecting towns, cities and regions. The question as to whether Rongotai or Paraparaumu would become Wellington's main airport had been a major concern of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce for years. This 1969 cartoon by Nevile Lodge highlights the frustration felt by the chamber at government inactivity, but also pokes fun by subverting Winston Churchill’s well-known Second World War speech.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-133-818
Cartoon by Nevile Lodge

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Kerryn Pollock, 'City boosters and promoters - Economic development and events', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 July 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010