Juggernaut: The Story of the Fourth Labour Government

Juggernaut: The Story of the Fourth Labour Government

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Forty years ago a brandy-soaked snap election set in motion a seismic chain of events in New Zealand politics. Across a series of extraordinary scenes, Aotearoa lurches from crisis to crisis, with strongman prime minister Rob Muldoon replaced by a Labour Party led by the charismatic David Lange and a finance minister, Roger Douglas, determined to shift the country from the developed world’s most regulated economy to the most embracing of the free market.

An economic revolution comes alongside a battle with the US over nukes on the global stage, a terrorist attack in Auckland harbour, and sweeping social and cultural shifts. The reverberations are still being felt today – for many, the impacts remain raw.

In a new six-part series, Toby Manhire interviews more than 20 people at the heart of those changes, dives deep into the archives, and presents compelling audio of David Lange that has never been heard publicly, to tell the story of an incredible, whiplash chapter in New Zealand history.

Juggernaut was made with the support of NZ On Air.

  • No. of episodes: 6
  • Latest episode: 2024-07-10
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How many episodes are there of Juggernaut: The Story of the Fourth Labour Government?

There are 6 episodes avaiable of Juggernaut: The Story of the Fourth Labour Government.

What is Juggernaut: The Story of the Fourth Labour Government about?

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When did Juggernaut: The Story of the Fourth Labour Government start?

The first episode of Juggernaut: The Story of the Fourth Labour Government that we have available was released 10 June 2024.

Who creates the podcast Juggernaut: The Story of the Fourth Labour Government?

Juggernaut: The Story of the Fourth Labour Government is produced and created by The Spinoff.