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New Zealand's Prime Minister, Robert Muldoon, signed the Closer Economic Relations agreement on 15 December 1982.
Prime Minister Muldoon throws his support behind Britain in the Falklands War.
Prime Minister Robert Muldoon with his National Party caucus.
Following police warnings of civil strife, Prime Minister Norman Kirk informed the New Zealand Rugby Football Union that the government saw ‘no alternative’ to a 'postponement' of the planned tour by the South African Springboks.
Cartoon showing Labour Prime Minister Norman Kirk as a barman kicking out the defeated Jack Marshall and his deputy, Robert Muldoon after the 1972 election
Prime Minister Robert Muldoon, and his wife Thea, in 1977, in the kitchen of Vogel House, Lower Hutt
Since 1975 the official prime minister's residence has been at Vogel House and, since 1990, Premier House
Rob Muldoon was one of our most polarising PMs, the voice of ‘the ordinary bloke’ to supporters and a dictatorial bully to critics.
Prime Minister Robert David Muldoon (1921-1992) (later Sir) reading the budget, 29 July 1983.
Robert Muldoon addressing a hostile crowd in Upper Hutt.
Electoral advertising was transformed first by radio, and later by television.
One of the most famous – or infamous – piece of election advertising in New Zealand's political history
The snap election of 1984 brought in a new Labour government. The clip shows Members of Parliament assembling and the election of Speaker Sir Basil Arthur.
Prime Minister Robert Muldoon surprisingly announced a snap election for 14 July, hoping to catch the opposition Labour Party under-prepared. The gamble backfired and National suffered a heavy defeat.
The tour supporters were determined that the first Springbok visit to New Zealand since 1965 would not be spoiled. The anti-tour movement was equally determined to show its opposition to it.
The parties to the Gleneagles Agreement agreed to discourage and not to support contact or competition with sporting organisations, teams or sportsmen from South Africa or any other country where sports were organised on the basis of race, colour or ethnic origin.
The All Blacks accepted an invitation to tour South Africa in 1976, when world attention was firmly fixed on the republic because of the Soweto riots.
In 1977 National Business Review cartoonist Bob Brockie captured the public disquiet over the constitutional propriety of Prime Minister Muldoon appointing a serving minister (Sir Keith Holyoake) Governor-General.
Late last century New Zealand governments patriated (indigenised) the Governor-Generalship.