Video Archive

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    Remembering Rod: Seven years on - by frog

    Today’s the seven-year anniversary of the death of our beloved first male co-leader, Rod Donald. For those who didn’t know him, Rod was passionate about fair elections and worked long hours to secure electoral reform here in New Zealand in the early 1990s. Our current voting system – MMP – has been described by former […] read more
    November 6, 2012 11:18 am - 3 Comments
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    The cabbage boat rap - by frog

    Guess I’m a bit slow off the mark on this one, but here goes, for those who have not yet heard it: When you pay $50K, I guess you expect something in return. But when you are banged up in prison facing serious charges, I guess the payee don’t wanna know! read more
    May 7, 2012 6:49 pm - 3 Comments
  • Kevin Hague

    Police fail cyclists elsewhere too - by Kevin Hague

    It seems the Police are not only failing cyclists here in New Zealand but abroad. In fact, a quick search of YouTube reveals dangerous driving behaviour in all those countries where the car is still king, especially in Australia, the UK, and the USA. This clip from New York shows how one cyclist is fighting […] read more
    June 14, 2011 12:50 pm - 2 Comments
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    How bicycle lanes brought down Nazi Germany - by Kevin Hague

    A Friday funny. If only it could be true of this Government too (sigh): read more
    April 8, 2011 11:13 am - 3 Comments
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    Pink Shirt Day on April 14th - by Kevin Hague

    You know you have one. Time to get it out. Russel Norman says I have to iron mine. April 14th is Pink Shirt Day, a day when everyone around the country is encouraged to make a visual display of our abhorrence of bullying. read more
    April 7, 2011 11:29 am - 5 Comments
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    State of the Planet speech 2011 - by frog

    Last Sunday Russel gave the annual State of the Planet speech to a packed and excited crowd at Te Mahurehure Marae in Auckland. It was a great and powerful speech that clearly defined the Green vision for Aotearoa. Russel also attacked National and Labour for bludging off our grandchildren and pulling the ladder of opportunity […] read more
    February 3, 2011 9:22 am - 11 Comments
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    Inspired moves - by frog

    Need some inspiration first day back at work? Check out what’s possible when you use your imagination to get around an urban landscape… read more
    October 26, 2010 1:25 pm - 2 Comments
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    Bill McKibben on David Letterman: Put Solar on the White House on 10/10 - by frog

    I’ll let Bill McKibben from tell you all about it. I’m a third of the way through his new book, eaarth, and I recommend it to anyone concerned about where we’re going to be as a species in just a few decades. Climate change is now, not the problem of the next generation. What […] read more
    September 2, 2010 11:39 am - 28 Comments
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    John Delaney: Wiring an interactive ocean - by frog

    Oceanographer John Delaney talks about how we are already beginning to wire up the ocean and how important this is for the survival of our species. Have a look and get inspired. read more
    August 3, 2010 11:19 am - 4 Comments
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    BP Oil Spill – Clarke & Dawe lighter look at BP - by frog

    Sometimes it takes a bit of humour to point out the fallacies in our thinking. Do you think self regulation, which is the policy that Crown Minerals and Gerry Brownlee espouse, is the best way to manage our petroleum resources? Do you think that a few more regs about how many battons need to be […] read more
    July 4, 2010 7:37 am - 3 Comments
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    Feminist Rapper Episode 2: Real Ladies Fight Back - by frog

    I posted episode 1 a couple of weekends ago. After watching the pay equity debacle in the house this week, I was reminded that real ladies fight back! It’s time for a little pay equity action, don’t you think? read more
    July 3, 2010 7:27 am - 1 Comment
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    Feminist Rapper Episode 1: A Lady Made That - by frog

    The title says it all! read more
    June 12, 2010 3:14 pm - 2 Comments
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    Tourists speak out on mining National Parks - by frog

    Greenpeace has taken a more serious angle with their latest video, which has our fearless duo, Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm, talking to tourists about John Key’s plans to mine our National Parks. read more
    April 30, 2010 9:24 am - 20 Comments
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    Sexy coal with Robyn and Lucy - by frog

    It is just too good to let this one go by… Greenpeace have made a stunning little vignette featuring Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm, lampooning Gerry Brownlee’s sexy coal video. read more
    April 26, 2010 5:35 pm - 4 Comments
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    Metiria grills the PM on mining contradictions - by frog

    Metiria Turei grills the Prime Minister on his government’s confused and contradictory statements about the mining of protected Schedule 4 lands on the conservation estate. Her question was: Does he stand by his statement “Notwithstanding the public consultation process, it is my expectation that the Government will act on at least some of these recommendations […] read more
    March 18, 2010 1:56 pm - 4 Comments
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    Video: Green MPs head to Copenhagen - by frog

    Green Party MPs Dr Kennedy Graham and Jeanette Fitzsimons talk about what attending the Copenhagen conference means to them personally. read more
    December 11, 2009 5:07 pm - 20 Comments
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    Economic debate gets Green voice - by frog

    TVNZ7’s much hyped economic debate (you’ve probably seen the adds by now) will have a Green voice.  Following TVNZ’s Guyon Espiner interviewing Finance Minister Bill English Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman will critique National’s first year in Government along with Roger Douglas (ACT) and David Cunliffe (Labour).  TVZN7’s economic debate screens tonight on TVNZ7 […] read more
    November 3, 2009 9:52 am - 16 Comments
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    Giant, Mucus-Like Sea Blobs on the Rise - by frog

    The latest climate change boogeyman fits the bill on all levels. It’s big, it’s slimy, it’s scary, and it’s on the increase because of rising temperatures due to climate change. I’ve encountered these babies myself while diving, and they are most unpleasant. Nati0nal Geographic has written them up in all their glory: Up to 124 […] read more
    October 14, 2009 5:00 pm - 22 Comments
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    Gingerbread Ed and the Haka - by frog

    The Gingerbread Ed and Gingerbread Haka videos deserve a viewing purely on creative grounds, not just their commercial intent. read more
    October 3, 2009 8:14 am - No Comments
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    Inspired Cycling - by frog

    The Greens are close to announcing the launch of the New Zealand Cycleway with the Government. (Watch this space.) Until then, Danny MacAskill redefines where you can ride a bicycle around the city. Is this the most beautiful cycling video you’ve ever seen? read more
    July 22, 2009 4:47 pm - 33 Comments
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    Last chance to have your say on emissions – online - by frog

    I’ll give MfE credit for one thing. If you are going to hold a Clayton’s consultation on a 2020 target, (like giving 1.4 million Aucklander’s just an hour and a half to have their say), you certainly get high marks for courage with tonight’s online webcast/consultation round. Pulling this off without a hitch would be […] read more
    July 20, 2009 11:51 am - 23 Comments
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    The world’s most diverse seabird community needs you - by frog

    If ever there was an opportunity to protect a marine environment abundant in unique species, a growing tourism interest, and with minimal impact on fishing interests, this is it. The Subantarctic region is recognised as being of international significance. While the islands themselves enjoy considerable protection as nature reserves, little of the marine area surrounding […] read more
    July 9, 2009 2:00 pm - 3 Comments
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    40 percent by 2020 - by frog

    Here’s a compelling video from the great people at urging all of us to get off our bums and have our say at the Government’s emissions target meetings around the country over the next couple of weeks. It is vitally important that we turn out in numbers and let the Government know that the […] read more
    July 2, 2009 7:12 am - 58 Comments
  • Kevin Hague

    Aorere shows the way on water - by Kevin Hague

    On Friday I had the opportunity to attend a celebration of the Aorere Catchment Project in Golden Bay. When I had been presenting the Green New Deal in Takaka several local people had mentioned the project to me in tones of pride, so I jumped at the chance to attend the celebration. read more
    June 29, 2009 12:50 pm - 43 Comments
  • Jeanette Fitzsimons

    Jeanette questions Salinger sacking - by Jeanette Fitzsimons

    By hiding behind the public service rules the minister of Research, Science and Technology has shot himself in the foot. What seemed like the safest path to a new minister may in the end prove the most embarrassing. Tuesday, with my question in the House, I tried to give Wayne Mapp an opportunity to express […] read more
    April 30, 2009 10:55 am - 33 Comments
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    Keira Knightley gets censored: too violent! - by frog

    I love a good public service announcement that cuts to the chase. Particularly when it exceeds my otherwise high tolerance for violence/destruction and makes my skin crawl. This is one such advert. Too bad that the UK censors deemed it too violent for television. In an age when our tellies screen dozens of murders per […] read more
    April 28, 2009 10:52 am - 30 Comments
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    Rapping the Hadron Collider - by frog

    How to communicate science to yoofs? Or maybe how not to! read more
    April 26, 2009 2:46 pm - 4 Comments
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    Earth Day Message - by frog

    The Parliamentary team of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand wants everybody to celebrate Earth Day, not just brood about all the things that are going wrong. Here are some personal messages from each of the MPs, talking about some of things, big and small, that are going well and that bode well for […] read more
    April 22, 2009 11:40 am - 12 Comments
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    On thin ice: Documenting earth’s disappearing glaciers - by frog

    This past week the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) of the US ran this documentary, showing the vast destruction of human habitat that is coming in just a few short years due to global warming. No doubt the deniers who love to hang about frogblog will point out how helpless we are and how doing our […] read more
    April 21, 2009 8:10 am - 14 Comments
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    Prague’s Franz Kafka International Airport Named World’s Most Alienating Airport - by frog

    Too funny: Prague’s Franz Kafka International Named World’s Most Alienating Airport read more
    April 19, 2009 2:28 pm - 8 Comments
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    Sue Kedgley debates Auckland Governance - by frog

    Here is Sue K’s contribution to the urgent debate on Auckland governance last week: read more
    April 17, 2009 5:09 pm - 47 Comments
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    Bill Gross: Great ideas for finding new energy - by frog

    Another great TED link sent to me from Nigel: Bill Gross, the founder of Idealab, talks about his life as an inventor, starting with his high-school company selling solar energy plans and kits. Learn here about a groundbreaking system for solar cells — and some questions we haven’t yet solved. I shall try and find […] read more
    April 15, 2009 3:13 pm - 1 Comment
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    Jeanette questions the wisdom of the Genesis board - by frog

    Jeanette asked the Minister for State Owned Enterprises in the House yesterday whether he has confidence in the board of Genesis Energy. Genesis is proceeding with a consent application for a gas fired power station for which it admits it has no gas and is not economically viable “in a real-world, commercial sense”. The Rodney […] read more
    March 25, 2009 4:08 pm - 19 Comments
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    Reasons not to believe in John Key’s leadership - by frog

    The Energy [R]evolution is Greenpeace’s plan to save the planet from catastrophic climate change. Susan Sarandon narrates the first of three ‘Reasons to Believe’. This one explains why energy efficiency is so important and also so easily achieved, just by small changes such as a switch from traditional lightbulbs to more energy efficient ones. In […] read more
    March 24, 2009 3:41 pm - 22 Comments
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    Dr Robert Costanza on ecological economics - by frog

    Dr Robert Costanza, Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics gave a talk at Wellington’s Victoria University on the best response to the ecological and financial crises that are unfolding. Costanza was invited by the NZ Green Party to speak prior to last weekend’s Policy Conference. It’s a long video, (55 min), but well […] read more
    March 20, 2009 1:31 pm - 17 Comments
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    CNBC gives financial advice - by frog

    CNBC’s Rick Santelli is angry that those loser homeowners are going to get bailed out. The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c CNBC Gives Financial Advice Daily Show Full EpisodesImportant Things w/ Demetri Martin Political HumorJim Cramer read more
    March 19, 2009 8:00 am - 5 Comments
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    Kevin Hague questions the Minister of Agriculture - by frog

    Green Party MP Kevin Hague asks the Minister of Agriculture: Has the Dairying and Clean Streams Accord achieved its aim of “clean, healthy water including streams, rivers, lakes, groundwater, and wetlands in dairying areas”; or, does he agree with National MP Nick Smith’s statement of October 2008 that there has been a “deterioration in water […] read more
    March 16, 2009 4:57 pm - 21 Comments
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    Creating a rainforest from scratch - by frog

    By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans — and creating a thrill… read more
    March 14, 2009 2:02 pm - 6 Comments
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    Kennedy Graham on International Climate Change Negotiations - by frog

    In this week’s message from parliament, Green MP Kennedy Graham urges everyone to put pressure on the government to negotiate real and binding emissions reductions in the lead up to Copenhagen this December. While the government is busy hacking every budget under the sun, we are being distracted from one of the most important international […] read more
    March 13, 2009 8:00 am - 8 Comments
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    Lester Brown on cutting emissions 80% by 2020 - by frog

    The following YouTube clip is Part 4 from a recent lecture Lester Brown gave on Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization and will take you into the heart of the Plan B message. The presentation was to the Chemical Society of Washington on May 8, 2008. Lester, who is President of the Earth Policy […] read more
    March 8, 2009 8:00 am - 13 Comments