7 episodes

On June 16, 1971, a radical group of Pasifika and Māori men and women confronted state-sanctioned racism to form the Polynesian Panther Party. Like their seafaring ancestors before them, the Polynesian Panthers guided their people to a new horizon – but instead of stormy seas, they navigated a red-blooded nation raging with rugby, racism and beer. Made with funding from NZ On Air.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 136 Ratings

On June 16, 1971, a radical group of Pasifika and Māori men and women confronted state-sanctioned racism to form the Polynesian Panther Party. Like their seafaring ancestors before them, the Polynesian Panthers guided their people to a new horizon – but instead of stormy seas, they navigated a red-blooded nation raging with rugby, racism and beer. Made with funding from NZ On Air.

    1: Identity

    1: Identity

    Panther Melani Anae takes us through the first waves of Polynesian immigration to Aotearoa and their struggle to find an identity in Auckland’s Pacific Island in the city.
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    • 55 min
    2: Institution

    2: Institution

    Panther Alec Toleafoa reveals the brutal tactics used by a government intent on marginalising Polynesians with policies like the Dawn Raids.
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    • 50 min
    3: Fight Back

    3: Fight Back

    Panther Will 'Ilolahia and his ministers find creative ways to keep up the resistance while fighting alongside tangata whenua tests the relationship with their parents.
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    • 32 min
    4: Division

    4: Division

    The need to confront racism ignites a bitterly divided country during the 1981 Springbok tour. Panther Wayne Toleafoa finds himself in the middle of the violent clashes.
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    • 42 min
    5: Sacrifice

    5: Sacrifice

    Fighting against racial oppression takes its toll on Panther Tigilau Ness despite international recognition from leaders like South Africa’s Nelson Mandela.
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    • 38 min
    6: Always a Panther

    6: Always a Panther

    Was it worth it? How race relations in NZ today mirror 50 years ago and how young people can be heard.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

Tayi19 ,

Great podcast

Great podcast/series. I learnt so much about this topic, which I thought I already knew quite a bit. Would Highly recommend listening.

yuyu4931 ,

Vital listening for every NZer

Amazing, informative podcast

Reviewpodcast17 ,

Once a panther

Everyone should listen

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