Many of us love to ride bikes. It’s a great way to get around, keep fit, beat the traffic, and save the planet. But it’s not as safe as it should be. Green Party Active Transport spokesperson and champion of all people who ride bikes, Kevin Hague, recently discovered that Police do very little with […]
Green Co-leader, Dr Russel Norman, last week outlined his plan for a sustainable and prosperous economy at the Party’s AGM. One of his most talked-about initiatives was how our state-owned enterprises could be leveraged to lift our country’s economic performance in partnership with the private sector. He proposed this as an alternative to John Key’s […]
In this podcast, Green Party ICT Spokesperson Gareth Hughes talks about the new file sharing law – what it means, why non-nerds should be worried about it too, and what can be done from here.
Russel is about to wrap his second annual Dirty Rivers Rafting Tour. Russel has been visiting rivers that are either dangerously polluted, or threatened due to large dam and irrigation projects, and rafting or kayaking them with local environmentalists, whitewater enthusiasts, iwi, farmers, and media. The purpose of the tour is to highlight the threats […]
The Green Party have a plan to pay for Christchurch — a temporary levy on income — one that avoids adding more debt to the Government’s books. I talked to Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman about the details of that plan. Click the arrow thing to listen… Click to play If you’re having problems […]
In our most recent podcast we talk to Courteney, 19-year-old mum of 8-month-old Summer, and first year law student at Victoria University, about her experiences balancing parenting and study on the DPB, and her thoughts on the Welfare Working Group’s final report.
Our Green MPs have been down in Christchurch mucking in to help residents in the aftermath of the earthquake. Kevin Hague, Keith Locke, and Catherine Delahunty speak about their experiences, the needs they encountered, and what, if any green shoots of hope they saw emerging from the destruction. Click the arrow thing to listen… Click […]
Former diplomat and Green MP Kennedy Graham describes the mid-1980s as some of the best years of his life. New Zealand, under David Lange’s leadership, had just become nuclear free, making, in Kennedy’s words, the most fearless, independent, and moral foreign policy choice since nationhood. I asked Kennedy to describe that time of his life […]
Green Party Co-leader, Metiria Turei, discusses the things that drive her to work for a more humane world in this, the third of an occasional series where I talk to Green MPs about their spirituality. The Reverend Dr Anthony Dancer, Anglican Social Justice Commissioner conducts the interview. Click the arrow thing to listen… Click to […]
This podcast is inspired by a close encounter with John Key in the Parliamentary gym by one of our staffers, who observed the PM listening to headphones while pounding the treadmill. It got us thinking: what do our MPs listen to? What’s on their iPods? Do they even have iPods? And if not, where does […]