10 Jul 2016

How partisan papers pushed to break up NZ

From Mediawatch, 9:09 am on 10 July 2016

Restive regions demanding independence? Angry clashes over breaking away? The media taking sides and telling people and politicians which side to back? The UK's Brexit in 2016 - and here 150 years ago. Mediawatch talks to Andre Brett, a political historian who has scanned the newspapers from the years when provincial governments held sway.