11 episodes

Become a better New Zealand citizen! A comedy Video and Podcast civics series that tackles NZ history & issues. Made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund.

RNZ: The Citizen's Handbook Radio New Zealand

    • Comedy
    • 4.7, 83 Ratings

Become a better New Zealand citizen! A comedy Video and Podcast civics series that tackles NZ history & issues. Made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund.

    Episode 10: Foreign Affairs - The Citizen's Handbook

    Episode 10: Foreign Affairs - The Citizen's Handbook

    In the final episode, Robbie explores how New Zealand used to interact with the rest of the world and how it does now with special relationships with other countries.

    • 24 min
    Episode 9: Managing the Economy - The Citizen's Handbook

    Episode 9: Managing the Economy - The Citizen's Handbook

    What do we need to know about the economy? Robbie delves into the government's role and how it's regulated. We look into how a recession and hyperinflation is avoided, and what this means for us.

    • 24 min
    Episode 8: The Market - The Citizen's Handbook

    Episode 8: The Market - The Citizen's Handbook

    Robbie looks at the “special token” system that was introduced, replacing the traditional Māori trade system and what the rules are and how the government of New Zealand is involved.

    • 24 min
    Episode 7: The Court System - The Citizen's Handbook

    Episode 7: The Court System - The Citizen's Handbook

    When the Brits arrived, they refused to follow local Iwi law so instead brought their own dispute resolution system from home. Robbie looks closer at New Zealand's court systems your options.

    • 23 min
    Episode 6: Law Enforcement - The Citizen's Handbook

    Episode 6: Law Enforcement - The Citizen's Handbook

    Robbie informs us of the generations of New Zealand Police.  From the Armed Constabulary in the 1800s to the New Zealand Police Force of today.

    • 25 min
    Episode 5: A Bill Becomes a Law - The Citizen's Handbook

    Episode 5: A Bill Becomes a Law - The Citizen's Handbook

    How do you get parliament to do what you want it to?  Before a law is a law, it’s a bill, and before a bill is passed it goes through a select committee, this is where you come in.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

ThomasNash ,

The NZ history lessons you never had

Why was this not around when I was learning history at school? Actually explains a lot of really useful stuff in really accessible ways. Should get plenty of people handwringing about the confronting nature of colonisation and it’s enduring impacts and that’s good. Got to the end of it and wanted more. When’s the next series?

Ash117a ,

Loved it

Definitely check out the web series as well! It’s different content (same topics), but is also educational (and very funny)

CaptFrankUnco ,

Great addition to the YouTube series

Informative and funny, well worth your time

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