Kīngi Tāhiwi (at right) stands at the microphone beside some oddly dressed characters in a street broadcast outside the 2ZB studios in Wellington. Tāhiwi was a prominent broadcaster for 2ZB, but when the Second World War broke out he became a pilot officer. He made this recording in London on 6 July 1942. Several months later he was killed when flying in action over North Africa.
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Reference: Peter Downes and Peter Harcourt, Voices in the air: radio broadcasting in New Zealand, a documentary. Wellington: Methuen in association with Radio New Zealand, 1976, p. 103
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