Story: Women and men

Grahame Thorne's perm

As an All Black Grahame Thorne played 39 matches, including 10 tests. After retiring and becoming a sports commentator, he permed his hair. His curls attracted a great deal of attention. In this television news clip from 1993, a post-perm Thorne talks about the mostly negative reactions he received.

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Charlotte Macdonald, 'Women and men - New ways of being a man', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/29262/grahame-thornes-perm (accessed 26 May 2017)

Story by Charlotte Macdonald, published 5 May 2011