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This TV documentary from 1983 guides us through the rapid changes in Wellington in the 1970s to earthquake proof the city, and build a motorway through it. Aside from the cheesy music, it’s pretty darn interesting for anyone with an association with the city.

With riveting footage of buildings being demolished, the doco includes interviews with the late Dr Helen Tippett, Bob Jones, and a lively Sir Michael Fowler.

“The preservationists, in italics, would have this city fall down around the ears of its citizens, when the earthquake comes, and I won’t have that.” Mayor (and architect) Michael Fowler

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