The Protest Collection

The 1951 waterfront dispute, the occupation of Bastion Point, halting the 1981 Springbok tour, the campaign to become nuclear-free, the foreshore and seabed controversy…New Zealand has a long history of public protest. This collection pays homage to the Kiwi fighting spirit, and willingness to stand up for a cause. From in-depth documentaries, to profiles of some of our most recognised activists, it also includes a great line-up of New Zealand’s protest songs.


Film, 1983 (Full Length)


Television, 1997 (Full Length)

Children of the Revolution

Television, 2007 (Excerpts)


Tim Finn, Music Video, 1989


Television, 2001 (Full Length)

Ngā Tamatoa: 40 Years On

Television, 2012 (Full Length)

Polynesian Panthers

Television, 2010 (Full Length)

French Letter '95

Herbs, Music Video, 1995


DLT featuring Che Fu, Music Video, 1996

Bastion Point - The Untold Story

Television, 1999 (Full Length)

One Network News - Protest (2 January 1995)

Television, 1995 (Excerpts)

Revolution - 1, Fortress New Zealand

Television, 1996 (Full Length Episode)


The Knobz, Music Video, 1980

Try Revolution

Television, 2006 (Excerpts)

Nuclear Waste

Herbs, Music Video, 1985

Tame Iti - The Man Behind the Moko

Television, 2005 (Full Length)

Don't Go

Right, Left and Centre, Music Video, 1985

Anchor Me

Greenpeace, Music Video, 2005

Syd Jackson: Life and Times of a Fully Fledged Activist

Television, 2003 (Full Length)


Television, 2011 (Excerpts)

I Care Campaign - John Hanlon

Television, 1974 (Excerpts)

Riot Squad

The Newmatics, Music Video, 1981

I Am the River

Television, 2010 (Full Length)

The Garlick Thrust

Television, 1983 (Full Length)

Rangatira: In the Blood / He Toto i Tuku iho - Donna Awatere Huata

Television, 1998 (Full Length)


Herbs, Music Video, 1981

Land of a Thousand Lovers

Television, 1977 (Full Length)

Mururoa 1973

Television, 1973 (Full Length)


Moana and the Moahunters, Music Video, 1996

All Blacks for Africa - A Black and White Issue

Television, 1992 (Full Length)

There is No Depression in New Zealand

Blam Blam Blam, Music Video, 1981

Gallery - Mururoa protest interview with Bill Ralston

Television, 1973 (Excerpts)

Loose Enz - The Protesters

Television, 1982 (Full Length)

Freedom to Sing

Tiki Taane, Music Video, 2011

Pacific 3-2-1-Zero

Television, 1993 (Full Length)