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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.

LISTEN TO THE ROD DONALD MEMORIAL:
(note: You can fast forward to a specific spot by sliding the slidebar in windows media player to the right.)
Streaming Audio: http://S2.r2.co.nz/~scoop/200511/RodDonaldParlt211105.asx

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):

MEMORIES AND CELEBRATION OF ROD'S LIFE

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

FAREWELL & THANKS

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

Leaving music (The Cranberries) - 1Hr 36 Mins

ENDS


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