[National programme breakfast session and first bird call at 0700]. 1974-02-06.

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Live coverage of the National programme's Breakfast Session from 6.14am held outside the Treaty House at Waitangi to celebrate the first New Zealand Day. The programme is presented by Phillip Liner.

[The New Zealand Day Act 1973 made February 6th a public holiday in New Zealand and the day had previously been called Waitangi Day. In 1976 the National government changed the named back to Waitangi Day].

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prime Minister, Norman Kirk are present at the celebrations.

Tape 1 of 3
Recording opens with the end of "News about Britain" via BBC shortwave
Crosses to Phillip Liner's broadcast of "New Zealand Day".
Waiata - "Haere mai" and an unidentified orchestral item.
Phillip Liner describes interior of the Waitangi Treaty House and its history.

0630 weather forecast
News bulletin read by Peter Wilson:
International news items
The N.Z. Shipping Corporation has been established under chairman Sir John Ormond
Preparations for New Zealand Day celebrations at Waitangi, to be attended by the Royal Family

Music until 0700 when a bird call is used to introduce the 0700 News for the first time on New Zealand radio.

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Year 1974

Reference number 248413

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Genre Special events radio coverage
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Liner, Philip John, 1925-2019, Presenter
Radio New Zealand. National Programme (estab. 1964, closed 1986), Broadcaster

Duration 02:36:41

Date 06 Feb 1974

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