Firefighter Phil Hynd collects signatures for a petition asking for a referendum on reducing the number of full-time professional firefighters. He wears boxer shorts to emphasise the fact that firefighters were forbidden to collect signatures while wearing their uniforms. The firefighters gained enough signatures – more than 300,000 – for a referendum to be held on the issue in 1995.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Photograph by Phil Reid
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