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 […]
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!
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 […]
A Friday funny. If only it could be true of this Government too (sigh):
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.
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 […]
Need some inspiration first day back at work? Check out what’s possible when you use your imagination to get around an urban landscape…
I’ll let Bill McKibben from 350.org 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 […]
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.
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 […]