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Glide time

Glide time

Wellington’s public service culture was gently satirised in the 1970s play Glide time. Written by Roger Hall, it depicted the personalities, monotony and pettiness of public-service office work. It underscored the stereotype of a bloated and inefficient public service. Here the cast of Glide time stand outside a Wellington government office building in 1976. The play also became a popular television series.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Arts-Theatre-Circa-01

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Ben Schrader, 'City images - Four main centres', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 January 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010