Rob Muldoon, seen here flourishing papers for his fourth budget in 1970, was appointed minister of finance in 1967 in the midst of an economic crisis and cabinet in-fighting. He relished the position, holding it for all but three of the following 17 years. He was pragmatic and hard-working, but resistant to new ideas, a trait that was to be problematic as New Zealand entered decades of economic upheaval.
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Barry Gustafson. 'Muldoon, Robert David', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6m1/muldoon-robert-david/page-4 (accessed 20 August 2019)