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Green Auckland

Will Auckland ever be the world’s most liveable city?  Auckland Greens explore some of our options for a better city and a richer future through conversations with change-makers, innovators and activists. Listen for community and political issues from a green perspective.


  • Producer / Presenter: David Clendon

    With a BA in Education and an MSC in Resource Management, David has run and managed businesses, been an academic at A.U. and Unitec and led the Sustainable Business Network.  Of Ngapuhi/Te Roroa and Pakeha heritage, David grew up in Otara. He finds motorcycling and Kiwi music great ways to chill, but his commitment to green values led him to the hard work of an MP in 2009. 


  • Presenter: Julie-Anne Genter

    With a B.A. (Hons) U.C. Berkeley, a first-class Masters in Planning Practice and an International certificate in Political Theory and Economics, Paris, Julie-Anne is well equipped for her role as Greens spokesperson on transport and justice with policy interests in urban planning and development, resource management law and housing. She’s qualified to teach yoga, participates in many outdoor activities, paints, cooks and dances.

  • Presenter: Denise Roche

    Denise has had a colourful career as a union official, a community waste educator, clerical worker, even singer of telegrams. But now that the colour is Green, Denise (Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Huri) has her work cut out representing waste minimisation, local government, aged care and Maori issues, while also being mum to two teens.

Green Auckland

Wednesday, 15 July, 2015

Community Housing

As evidence mounts that housing in Auckland is unaffordable for many, David speaks with Alan Johnson, about how the community housing sector can contribute to long-term housing sustainability. Aired 16 April 2012.

Previous podcasts

  • Motorcycles for simpler transport

    • TUESDAY 28/10/2014
    • Health

    Keen motorcyclist, Dave Clendon talks to Kevin Kinghan about encouraging more people on to motorcycles. Reduce traffic congestion and emissions, use less fuel, save on parking ... on y'bike. Aired 28 May 2012.

  • Julie Fairey

    • MONDAY 15/09/2014
    • Health

    Julie Anne Genter speaks to councillor Julie Fairey about the local issues she sees as most important, including child poverty, building neighbourhood relationships and transport solutions. Aired 08 July 2013.

  • Marama Davidson

    • FRIDAY 23/05/2014
    • Health

    Denise Roche speaks to feminist political commentator Marama Davidson on the role of Maori women in modern society, the challenge of feminism in cultural contexts, and her work for the Human Rights Commission and with the Owen Glenn inquiry into child abuse. Aired 17 March 2014.

  • Forestry and climate change

    • TUESDAY 19/11/2013
    • Health

    Kennedy Graham talks to Professor Euan Mason about the effect forestry is having on climate change. Aired 24 February 2014

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