In 1975, at the age of 23, Marilyn Waring became one of the youngest-ever members of the New Zealand Parliament, as National MP for Raglan (later Waipā). Her threat to side with the opposition over nuclear-free legislation prompted the snap election of 1984. Later she became internationally known for her work on economics and human rights issues. In this TV clip, which shows her cycling in Cambridge in 1984, she talks about how growing up in Taupiri shaped her political views.
Courtesy of Livingstone Productions
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TVNZ Television New Zealand
Reference: Queer nation. Executive producer John A. Givens; Producer Andrew Whiteside. Auckland: Livingstone Productions, 2004
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