'We were young and it was a lot of fun' – revellers remember 1967 party that rejuvenated Dunedin's Larnach Castle

Around 150 guests rolled back the clock to replicate the gala ball. Source: 1 NEWS

Watch: Funky pastor gets crowd dancing at Green Party policy launch in Auckland

It was a real party atmosphere as the Green Party announced their plans to tackle climate change in Auckland today.

Before leader James Shaw arrived to detail the Greens' plan to eradicate the Emissions Trading Scheme in favour of the Kiwi Climate Change fund, a funky pastor took to the stage to warm the crowd up.

"Come on, we're the Green Party," the pastor announced, energetically swaying backwards and forwards while a pumping disco tune played in the background.

He then instructed the crowd to put their hands on hips, leading the gathering through a dance routine.

Green Party candidates and MPs weren't frightened to mix it up with the crowd, showing off their best moves, perhaps in an attempt to sway more voters.

The Greens hope to form a coalition government with Labour, and if that happens they will have to negotiate their climate change policy before any of it becomes reality. 

Green Party candidates and MPs were on the front line of the fun. Source: 1 NEWS


Watch: Hail blankets Waikato property as inclement spring weather hits with a vengeance

New Zealand's topsy-turvy spring weather has continued, with a fierce hail storm being captured on camera in Waikato today.

Izzy McBeth captured this scene in Pukeatua, south-east of Hamilton, and sent it to 1 NEWS. 

She said the hail and thunder lasted around 15 minutes.

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