There are certainly few teenagers in Aotearoa who can tell a story of skipping school just to hear a politician speak. Likely none of those few would have that politician be the 75-year-old leader of New Zealand First, Winston Peters.
Keeping the Green Party vibrant is a thriving youth wing, who are constantly advocating for a progressive policy agenda. Tessa Webb had the pleasure of zooming with conveners Matariki Roche and Danielle Marks to yarn about accessibility, policy, and making change in a system that you want to deconstruct.
We are just days into Level 1 (well for Auckland anyway) so it definitely felt a bit weird and pretty special at the same time being in a (very large) room with thousands of people in Spark Arena last night for Benee’s final sold out stops of her nationwide 2020 tour.