The Great Green Pub Crawl Auckland report

On Friday 26 September the Young Greens of Auckland embarked on one of the most epic and original nights of campaigning this country has ever seen. We went on a pub crawl.

The popular feature of said pub crawl was our “I only date boys/girls who vote Green” stickers, coasters and badges. Yes, that’s right, it says “I only date girls who vote Green” not a girl. Hence the above photo…

We had a good team, shown in part above, though some other left early. We had a good reception overall as well, though of course it depended on the venue. A few drinks and people can get quite rude and direct! We went around about 12 or so bars. We our message out, and had some good conversations in the process, in some cases changing perceptions of the Green Party and winning over voters.

So we got our message out, and had a whole bunch of fun doing so. Perfect. Thus, this week’s poll on Zackarate Island is about the effectiveness of innovative campaigning. Do you think it makes more of a difference if it’s clever and fun? I believe it made one for the above backsides and their respective partners, if any. They are sporting our “I only date boys who vote Green” stickers.

Keep your eyes peeled for more great Young Green campaigning coming very soon to a place near you!

Original post on Zackarate Island.

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About zacharydorner

I'm an 18 year old running as a candidate for the Green Party this election. This is because I care deeply about the world around us - the planet and the people who live on it. I also care deeply about the fact that young people - especially those under 18 - are so poorly represented in our "democratic" institutions. My personal blog is, but I will contribute here as I see relevant to keep all you beautiful readers of gblog informed.

5 thoughts on “The Great Green Pub Crawl Auckland report

  1. Hey, I’m up in Aucks for the week – u busy?

    I’m flagging today for weather-related lethagy reasons, but might head into town from the Shore tomorrow.

    I can navigate fine, just tell me where’s a good spot to meet’n’conspire. 😉

    Can find AU, Queen St, Britomart, easily. Have a map for the rest ! 😀

  2. Sorry Xavier! I picked the best photos, and you were taking most of them I guess. You’re photography skills are just far better than the rest of us. Maybe we can get a nice one of you with the bicycle powered smoothie maker tomorrow (12-2 student quad, Auckland Uni). I hope you forgive me one day.

  3. BAHAHAHAH i was kidding i look a little too pudgy in those photos 😛 i’m kind of glad you haven’t broadcast those ones of me to far and wide 😀

    I’ll be at uni from 2pm tomorrow because i, unfortunately, have to work 😦

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