All posts tagged New Zealand

Beyond Today

My dear friend Claire Browning has recently turned her immense intellect and energy toward writing a book about the Green Party — where it has been and where it is heading.
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Mt Albert in colour

I ran in the Mount Albert by-election that time. Unfortunately I didn’t have a great camera back then so photographic evidence is sketchy. This was taken outside the Electoral Office in Mt Albert.
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ANZAC Day

Out of all our national holidays, of all the things that remind me how lucky I am and how proud I am to be a New Zealander, ANZAC Day is the one event that brings a tear to my eye.

Identity is sadly often forged through the senseless and bloody loss of life. My Poppa was in the Merchent Navy, my Grand Uncles — on both sides of the family — fought in Africa and Italy, my Great Grandfather fought in France in World War One.
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Buckingham Palace

The thing that struck me about Buckingham Palace was not the building itself — a dingy amorphous block — but the amazing gold statue atop the Victoria Monument.
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Kiwi Greens

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The New Zealand Greens at the Global Greens Congress in Dakar, Senegal. From left to right: Peter Davis (international secretary), Kennedy Graham MP, Metiria Turei MP (NZ Greens Co-leader), and me.

Purakaunui Falls

Purakaunui Falls, Catlins, Otago, New Zealand. The noise of water was deafening.

Kotukutuku

Kotukutuku flower (Fuchsia excorticata) taken at Purakaunui Falls, Catlins, Otago.

Dakar 2012

On Wednesday I am headed off to the Global Greens Conference in Dakar, Senegal.

While there, I am representing the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, the youth wing of the Greens — the Young Greens — and you, if you’re a green-minded New Zealander. Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei and Green MP Kennedy Graham will also be representing New Zealand at the conference.
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Aromoana Beach

Millions of shells on Aromoana Beach, outside of Dunedin, Otago.

Matai Falls

Matai Falls, Catlins, Otago, New Zealand.