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Scoop Audio: Rod Donald Memorial At Parliament

Scoop Audio: Rod Donald Tribute At Parliament

The Scoop Team

Scoop's Wellington team attended today's memorial for Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald held in Parliament's Legislative Council Chamber (with overflow filling up the Grand Hall).

The 2 hour memorial featured speeches from numerous friends and colleagues of Mr Donald and with a fairly heavy dose of political content was a supremely appropriate memorial for Donald the activist politician.

Rod Donald himself featured in two audio visual segments, one a combination of a speech and an interview, and the second a montage of television and print images.

(note: You can fast forward to a specific spot by sliding the slidebar in windows media player to the right.)
Streaming Audio:

The MC for the memorial was Catherine Delahunty. Speech makers during the memorial included (in the order they appear on the audio recording with approximate times of their speeches beginning):


Secretary Bronwen Summers - 0 Mins

Rod Donald (Interview and speech AV presentation) - 7.30 Mins

Prime Minister Helen Clark - 13 Mins

Rod Donald (Image montage with Pink Floyd backing.) - 19 Mins

Electoral Reform Coalition Campaigner Dana Glendining -24 Mins
Press Gallery Chair Marie McNicholas - 31 Mins
CTU President Ross Wilson - 40 Mins
Gilbert Ullrich (Manufacturers Federation & Ullrich Alluminium) - 47 Mins

Song "Beautiful Fish" performed by Greenpeace campaigner Steve Able 53 Mins

Unite & Arena's Robert Reid - 58 Mins
Writer Nicky Hager - 1Hr 7 Mins
Liz Thomas - 1Hr 15Mins

Two Songs, "Under Nigundl" and "Ale Brider", performed in yiddish by Klezmer Rebs - 1Hr 20 Mins


Green Party Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons - 1Hr 26 Mins
Nicola Shirlaw (Rod Donald's wife) - 1Hr 30 Mins

Leaving music (The Cranberries) - 1Hr 36 Mins


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