Millie Cottam, parliamentary tea lady, poses with her trolley on the Beehive's eighth floor in 1982. In that year Prime Minister Robert Muldoon announced that Cottam’s position had been abolished as a cost-saving measure. She was shocked at being given notice after four years in the job.
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