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Nga Taonga reception

Dame Patsy and Sir David hosted a reception to launch Nga Taonga's new patronage initiative at Government House this evening.

Nga Taonga are the keepers of New Zealand's sound and vision treasures and they're facing the massive task of preserving 200,000 betacam video tapes of TV footage from the 1980s. The tapes are deteriorating faster than Nga Taonga can save them and it's estimated they only have eight years before the tapes degrade completely. They're asking New Zealanders for help saving this valuable collection. 

Speech transcript

Image of Jackie Hay, Hannah Clarke and Bret McKenzie
Image of a collection of betacam videotapes
Image of Dame Patsy and Sir David with the members of the Nga Taonga board

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