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Robert Muldoon (2nd of 3)

The National Party prime minister between 1975 and 1984 was Robert Muldoon, a controversial figure whose policies and abrasive style polarised New Zealanders. A good example of Muldoon’s style is this 1976 interview with Simon Walker about Muldoon’s claims that New Zealand was vulnerable to Russian missiles.

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John Wilson, 'History - The later 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2024)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Apr 2020