Story: Muldoon, Robert David

Think Big

The ‘Think Big’ projects were an attempt by Muldoon to diversify the New Zealand economy by creating new primary processing industries and developing energy projects. Interviewed on television by Dairne Shanahan in March 1984, he justified the projects on the grounds that they would earn overseas funds, thereby stimulating the economy and creating jobs. He is talking here about the Motunui methanol plant in Taranaki.

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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-7 (accessed 20 November 2018)