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::" parent's were political with a small p. My parents, both of whom were immigrants to New Zealand, weren't particularly partisan, but they were very aware of what it was like to be in a new country.
And so, probably more than in other families we talked a lot about the issues that excited them and came to their attention from that perspective ... I remember that our dinner table was ... a place were a lot of ideas were discussed ... I imagine like a lot of people in Gisborne in the early seventies wanting to fit in they parents voted National.