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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I hadn’t bothered to dig much into New Zealand history prior to listening to this, it made the whole topic a lot more fun! Thanks for getting me excited to learn more about our country!
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?
Definitely check out the web series as well! It’s different content (same topics), but is also educational (and very funny)