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Face up to the Future

A little while back I was on the Youth Panel at Forest and Bird’s Face up to the Future conference. It was hosted by comedian Te Radar and bought together five awesome young conservationists (and for some reason me) to talk about the future of conservation. Video above showcases a range of people talking about how we can best face up to the future.
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Choking smokers

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From Q+A last weekend. Greg Boyed pushes Deborah Coddington on tobacco. Sigh. Smoking is not about choice, it’s about addiction.

Green AGM

Over the past weekend the Green Party held its Annual General Meeting. This year it was in Silverstream and I was given the opportunity to speak a few times.
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Now and soon — Greens in political time and space

An after-dinner speech to the Values/Green gathering on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Values Party

June 1st, 2012

»Beyond Tomorrow (introduction)

Two score and nought years ago you — our fore mothers and fathers — bought forth on these tiny islands in the South Pacific a new political party, conceived in ecology and fairness and dedicated to the proposition that the earth and it’s people only had so much to give.

As Christine sang earlier, the times they are a’ changin’. Before this talk Christine and I discussed the possibility of singing a song that summed up my generation, Gen Y.

I cast around for ideas. I racked my brain. None came. I asked Twitter. I asked Facebook — the oracles of my generation. But to no avail.
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Recursive Peters

Did anyone else notice Winston getting all meta and recursive on us during his budget speech yesterday?
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Otago Odyssey (Part 2)

Managed to grab this shot just as the plane was landing on lake Te Anau.

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Otago Odyssey (Part 1)

Late last year I went on a bit of a road trip around Otago and Central Otago. First stop from Dunedin was Cromwell, a hearty little town with a lovely cidery and friendly people.
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Juvie Tui

While I was on my Otago Odyssey in Te Anau my eye happened upon this bird fossicking among the flax flowers.
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Wood Applauds Green’s Bravery

Friday, 12 June 2009, 11:52 am
Press Release: Jackson Wood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Leading Mount Albert candidate Jackson James Wood today endorsed the formal complaint laid by ALCP candidate Dakta Green into TVNZ’s exclusion of the minor parties from the Backbenches TV special.

“The Mainstream Media has been ignoring my campaign without fail, and this passing over of both myself and Mr. Green has only served to drag TVNZ further into disrepute.”
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R&D: More than rolling the dice

That time I wrote about New Zealand’s Research and Development spending for Salient. PDF here or Salient site here.

Still relevant given the Green’s plan and Labour’s new found passion for R&D as a way out of recession.