NZ On Screen – New Zealand’s Screen Culture Showcase has a wealth of old NZ TV footage, much of which is free to watch online.
This 1/2 hour TV episode ‘If You’re in it, You’re in it to the Limit – Bikies’ is one such video available. Click on the link to watch Rastus The Cat.
This notorious film looks at ’70s bikie culture, focusing on Auckland’s Hells Angels (the first Angels chapter outside of California). These not-so-easy riders — with sideburns and swastikas and fuelled by pies and beer — rev up the Triumphs, defend the creed, beat up students, cruise on the Interislander, provoke civic censure, and attend the Hastings Blossom Festival. After a funeral, Aotearoa’s sons of anarchy head back on the highway … Bikies was banned by the NZBC, perhaps piqued by the public urination, chauvinism and PETA-unfriendly pig’s head activity.
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