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19 Signs You Grew Up In NZ In The '80s

Admit it, in 1987 your favourite songs all came from 1985…

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8. They didn't. Bring on the suits. / Via

After winning the 1984 snap election, the Labour government (David, Roger and co.) introduced "Rogernomics". What's not to love about a major social and economic reform policy that changed the fabric of the nation?


17. But you weren’t always slow to history-making events. As a young'n you and your dad gave up watching rugby for an entire season.

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In 1981, demonstrators stormed the pitch during a Springbok-Waikato rugby match to protest the tour of South Africa's Springbok rugby union team. #FightApartheid