The Citizen's Handbook | Season 1 | Episode 2: The New Settlers

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Episode 2 - The New Settlers (video)

Pākehā Settlers

Pākehā Settlers Photo: Kevin & Co / Lance Wordsworth

In this episode, Robbie explores the colonisation of New Zealand. In the 1700s, Captain Cook came to New Zealand on a ‘scientific’ expedition. When Cook’s notes about how beautiful the country was reached his home shores, a steady flow of British settlers embarked on these fair shores. It was only a matter of time before word spread of Aotearoa’s many resources, including seals, whales, and gold, and settlers from all over the world flocked to get a share.

"We should be able to get to your complaints in about 150 years."

"We should be able to get to your complaints in about 150 years." Photo: Kevin & Co / Lance Wordsworth


Episode 1 - The New Settlers (podcast)

True or false? The man who colonised New Zealand kidnapped a 15-year-old girl, and plotted colonisation while in prison. Find out when Pax Assadi and Robbie Nicol examine Edward Gibbon Wakefield and the battle at Wairau Valley.

Pax, Robbie & Finn

Pax, Robbie & Finn Photo: Kevin & Co / Tim Batt

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Finnius Teppett & Robbie Nicol

Finnius Teppett & Robbie Nicol Photo: Kevin & Co

The Citizen’s Handbook is a podcast and video series written by Robbie Nicol and Finnius Teppett, directed by Leon Wadham, and produced by Kevin & Co.

Robbie Nicol is a writer and presenter best known as the creator and host of the political comedy web series White Man Behind a Desk.

Finnius Teppett is an award-winning writer for theatre, television, and film.

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