25. MAD ON RADIUM: NZ IN THE ATOMIC AGE
Almost 30 years on from our nuclear-free legislation, most New Zealanders see the country as an avowedly nuclear-free zone. They would be wrong. In Rebecca Priestley’s fascinating and often hilarious look at New Zealand’s associations with radium, uranium and nuclear technology through the 20th century, we find a country enamoured with the atomic age and exploiting its potential in a myriad of ways. Priestley talks to Wallace Chapman.