Following a direct flight from Sydney, Bowie arrived at Wellington Airport to crowds of onlookers, media, security personnel and tour representatives.
In the customs area, Bowie spared a few minutes for a TV crew but moved through the main section of the airport without stopping.
Behind him came the entourage of 96 that had been following the singer through some 90 airports on his global exclusion thus far.
"I can't believe we've got through such a long period.
I could quite happily go on for longer. The people on the tour have been so good, so much fun; there's no narcotics on this tour.
Also I am determined to get out more this time and have hired a car to go driving, not the chauffeur car, just by myself."
~ David Bowie, Wellington, 1983
In the lead up to the tour, several press articles and tour advertisements appeared in newspapers.
Above and Below: Scans
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Above and Below: Wellington arrival, 1983.
Scans sent in by Jacqui. (Click