Trailblazers: The New Zealand Story


Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 pm on WTTW11
Friday, February 24 at 2:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thirty years ago, New Zealand was on the verge of economic collapse. Today, the country is a driving force in international trade, economic leadership, healthy environmental practices, and is the flagship for sustainable fishing practices. Johan Norberg examines this revolution led by an unlikely alliance of farm owners and maverick politicians who broke a system of excessive privileges that was choking the nation.

The one-hour documentary introduces us to the extraordinary people who’ve built new lives for themselves, their families, and their fellow Kiwis by seizing the economic opportunity that resulted from rising up against radical economic reforms.

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