This image was taken (but not used) for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on Wednesday 22 November 1978 Prime Minister Rob shares the cab of a vintage vehicle with his wife Thea as part of his election campaign Road Show. Muldoon’s car is here pictured parked next to an advertising caravan for Labour party Candidate for Manawatu Trevor de Cleene.
Three vehicles containing the Muldoon’s’, National candidate for Palmerston North John Lithgow with his wife Ann, and National candidate for Manawatu Michael Cox and his wife Jenny, set up along Church Street near the corner of McGiffert, opposite the railway land. Nearby businesses Kidd Garrett Ltd and Haulage Parts Ltd can be seen in the background. Once underway the touring party endured moderate heckling and protest placards, including one reading “Hope lies dying in a Muldoom tomb”.
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