Democracy you can touch.

Teall Crossen worked on climate justice issues in New York for the Pacific. She returned home to be part of changing the government with the hope NZ could step up show some real leadership on climate change.

She came by for a chat not long after the new government was formed. Teall described New Zealand’s democracy as something you can reach out and touch. Certainly its starting to seem that way to me now.

Affordable Electric Cars – (Climate Change in NZ)

Sigurd Magnusson is a software developer turned EV advocate in Wellington, New Zealand. He and I talked about our hopes for the growth of Electric Vehicles here where we live.

While EVs have been seen as too expensive and not practical enough for some time now we both believe they have recently hit a point where they can pay for themselves.

We’re both shameless fans of the Nissan Leaf, and we do go on about it a bit. We’ve been talking with someone from https://www.drivelife.co.nz/ about doing EV reviews and look forward to seeing more about them in the future.

Next episode we’ll likely have a government again and I’ll be talking to Teall Crossen of the Green Party about the three years ahead.

Thanks to Sigurd for coming by and putting up with the recording mistakes and over-cooked Oato-bahn cookies. The doom and gloom has been getting a bit much lately and having his relentless positivity in the room was a treat for me.

If you’re thinking about getting an EV yourself jump into the EV facebook group for your area and make yourself known. They’re a mighty helpful bunch.

https://charge.net.nz/

https://www.plugshare.com/

http://www.leadingthecharge.org.nz/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WellyEV/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NZEVOwners/

http://flipthefleet.org