Sunday, 16 June 2013

POLS 102 New Zealand Politics - Videos, Links, NZ Music

This is where I'll be putting links to audio-visual and other material for POLS 102 New Zealand Politics during Semester 2, 2013.

Video Documentaries and Exerts
AV Material on the Labour Party
• New Zealand Labour Party TV Campaign add for the 1969 election- illustrates the influence of the wider political context of the time.
• Interesting report on Labour at the time of the 1972 election. As above, it highlights the influence of the political context over the Labour Party.
• David Shearer on Budget 2013- illustrates current ideology and political rhetoric of the Labour Party.

AV Material on the National Party
• 1963 Interview with National Prime Minister Keith Holyoake- gives a sense of a very different period in NZ's political history. 
• John Key on Budget 2013- gives a clear illustration of the pragmatic conservatism of the National Party. 

The Treasury
• Treasury Homepage 
• Treasury job advertisement
• John Whitehead, head of Treasury in 2009, on policy responses to the global financial crisis and ensuing recession in New Zealand. 

• Useful Links for the POLS 102 Essay:
• Treasury (see above)
• National Party –
Labour Party –
• Electoral Commision – 
• MMP Review website – 
• Statistics NZ –

• New Zealand Political Parties and Organizations

Parliamentary Parties:

• ACT New Zealand —

• Green  Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand –  

• National Party –

Labour Party –

• New Zealand First -

• Maori Party–
• Mana Party –
• United Future New Zealand -

Extra-Parliamentary Parties:

• Alliance —

• Conservative Party–

• International Socialist Organisation 

• Campbell Live Poll on the GCSB Bill 

New Zealand Interest Groups

• New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU)
• For a full list of all affiliated unions go to: 
• Business NZ
This is New Zealand's largest and most influential business association.

• Federated Farmers

The New Zealand Initiative
In 2012 the Business Roundtable and the New Zealand Institute merged to form The New Zealand Initiative - a group of executives from big business that advocates extreme neolioberal policies broadly consistent with those of the ACT Party. 

• The New Zealand Retailers Association

• The New Zealand Chambers of Commerce 

• The National Government- Background and Context

• Alan Bollard, Governor of the Reserve Bank speaks to the 2009 Jobs Summit on the scale and impact of the global financial crisis.  

• Excellent video presentations on Marx and David Harvey's contemporary Marxist analysis of the global financial crisis.

• Funny and informative introduction to Marx's life, ideas and politics. It's a play scripted by the famous left-wing American historian - Howard Zinn - and performed brilliantly by the American teacher, actor, activist and socialist - Brian Jones. 

• Animated 11 minute summary of David Harvey's Marxist analysis of the global financial crisis. 

•  The Politics of Climate Change
• The missing slide from the handout for the "How Can We Stop Climate Change?" is below.

• To access the last major report (2007) by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 
go to: 

• Video showing thinning of Greenland polar ice based on international study using satellite data and photographs from the University of Leeds website. 

• See also the British channel 4 news report on the study (2012) at: 

• Very interesting report on the 'carbon bubble' on the Guardian website. Highlights which stock exchange listed companies have the greatest carbon assets and the financial risks that they face if these assets become unburnable due to the introduction of more effective environmental policies addressing the causes of climate change. This also indicates just how powerfully motivated these companies are to lobby governments to prevent them introducting more effective environmental policies to counter global warming. 

• John Bellamy Foster gives lecture on capitalism and climate change.

New Zealand/Aotearoa Music Videos- Selected from a Wide Range of Alternative Music Genres but all by Musical Artists with Strong Links to Aoteroa

NZ Music so far:
• Tiki Taane and Pdigsss -Dub Soldier
• The Veils -The Letter 
• The Veils - The Pearl - Live at Abbey Road
• Rhian Sheehan & Jess Chambers (vocals) - Sunshine 

• Fly My Pretties - Lie in the Land
• The D4 - Party! 
• Shapeshifter - In Colour 
• Shapeshifter - Monarch
• The Veils - Turn From The Rain - Live at Abbey Road
• Fly My Pretties - Garden
• Die Die Die - Sideways Here We Come
 • The Pheonix Foundation - The Captain 
• The Chills –Kaleidoscope World 
• The 3ds - Outer Space
• The Clean - Beatniks
• Lisa Crawley - You Won't Be There
• Katchafire - Get Away
• Blam Blam Blam - There is No Depression in New Zealand 
• Minuit - 25 Bucks 
• The Brunettes - Loopy Loopy Love
• The Brunettes - Small Town Crew
• The Verlaines – Joed Out

• High Dependancy Unit (HDU) - Tunguska
• Snapper - Buddy 

• Fly My Pretties - Lucky 
• Straightjacket Fits - She Speeds  
• The Pheonix Foundation - Gone Fishing
• The Bats - North by North
• Jessica Chambers - Stringing Me Along
• The Pheonix Foundatiuon - Bright Grey

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