RNZ: Beyond Kate

9 EpisodesProduced by RNZ

Exploring 125 years of women's suffrage in New Zealand, and the challenges that women face in a society where the rules continue to shift.

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Fighting the Same Fight

November 9th, 2018


Feminised or gendered roles in the workforce were carved out in our past and still impact on the lives of women in the workplace today. Find out more …

Sure to Rise

November 4th, 2018


Mathematics, science and English might be what we consider the core elements of a good education today, but back when women won the right to vote, learning to bake the perfect scone was considered an essential for …

Women Should Be Seen and Heard

October 26th, 2018


Is the arts a place where women have equal opportunity? And if not, why not? That's the big question at hand in Episode Six of RNZ podcast, Beyond Kate.

Women Caught Between Two Worlds

October 18th, 2018


Being a woman of colour in a predominantly white society brings with it a complex set of rules and expectations that are often not spoken about. …

Rights and Ownership Over the Female Body

October 14th, 2018


From crotch-less bloomers and women’s fashion in the late 19th century to contraception, menstruation and abortion. Episode Four of Beyond Kate …

Standing their ground

October 7th, 2018


Episode Three of Beyond Kate explores property and divorce rights for women, the age of consent, and even the right for women to wear what they want... early social reforms still being debated today.

The Useful Woman

September 28th, 2018


Episode Two of Beyond Kate explores politics, the reality of women at the polling booths, and Victorian attitudes that kept women in the home.

Unwrapping the Suffrage Petition

September 19th, 2018


Gaining the vote was a battle hard won for New Zealand women. Episode one of Beyond Kate visits the petition, hears about the woman whose name sits atop it & looks at the lives of rural women then and now. 

Beyond Kate Trailer

September 18th, 2018


Beyond Kate is a podcast exploring women's suffrage in New Zealand 125 years after women gained the right to vote in New Zealand. The series launches 19 September commemorating women's suffrage.

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