Millie Cottam, parliamentary tea lady, poses with her trolley on the Beehive's eighth floor in 1982. In that year Prime Minister Robert Muldoon announced that Cottam had been sacked as a cost-saving measure. She said she was shocked and surprised at being given notice after four years in the job.
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