Monthly Archives: May 2015

Radio Live Panel: 31 May 2015

Listen to my Sunday morning Radio Live panel with Mark Sainsbury and Deborah Coddington. The morning after the Green Party AGM at which I got a whopping 1% (third equal) of the first preference vote in the male co-leader contest and Deborah is … Continue reading

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Final Speech to the Green Party Annual General Meeting for the Male Co-Leader Contest

It has been a privilege to stand for Male co-leader. In fact, I would like to take this moment to acknowledge the fact that I can stand before you here at all. It is a unique strength of our party … Continue reading

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Mending the holes in the heritage protection blanket: 16-18 Crummer Road, Ponsonby

This story is complex but illuminating as to the state of heritage protection in Auckland. Currently standing at 16-18 Crummer Road are a pair of two-storey Victorian wooden villas built, according to Council Heritage, in the 1880s-1890s. In July 2014, … Continue reading

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The Kauri Tree, the Trespasser and Legal Personhood

I was the lawyer representing Michael Tavares, a courageous young man who climbed a centuries-old Kauri tree in Titirangi in Auckland’s west to save it from destruction. He was charged with trespass after sitting in the tree for 81 hours. Many people have … Continue reading

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