new documentary unearths the forgotten history of Pukekohe
The rural town of Pukekohe, south of Auckland, has a bleak history of racial segregation that has, for the most part, gone untold.
The new TVNZ documentary No Māori Allowed sheds light on the town’s dark past and gives voice to kaumātua who've never before told their stories.
Pukekohe's history of segregation was first unearthed by American academic Robert Bartholomew in his 2020 book of the same name.
It was more established in the township than any other place in New Zealand, says documentary producer Reikura Kahi.
"That’s because of the people who were in a position of power and the councils supported [it]," she tells Jesse Mulligan.
Link to interview and article: No Māori Allowed: new documentary unearths the forgotten history of Pukekohe | RNZ