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This image was taken for the Manawatū Evening Standard on 17th November 1978. Prime Minister Rob Muldoon visited the Manawatū Evening Standard offices, prior to the General Election held on 25th March 1978. Muldoon toured the country in the days leading up to the election, sometimes encountering hecklers and abuse outside planned events. During his visit to Palmerston North, he announced intentions to reimpose wage controls if unions continued strike action. Although the National Party won the election with a reduced majority, local electorate seats changed hands, with Labour's Joe Walding regaining the Palmerston North electorate from John Lithgow, and Social Credit's leader Bruce Beetham regaining the Rangitikei electorate from National's Les Gander.

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Object type
Image
Archive
Manawatū Evening Standard Negative Collection
Relation
2017-20
Date
November 22, 1978
Digitisation ID
2022N_2017-20_038728
Format
B&W negative
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Other

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