A campaign promise is a promise or guarantee made to the public by a political party (or candidate) ahead of an election.

It is the hope that these promises help those in office stay there, and those in the opposition get elected to office. However these fantastic promises tend to get forgotten about following the election.

So what happens when these election promises concern our environment, namely climate change? Can we expect the environmental action promised in an election year to be followed through? Or fall into the bucket of other campaign promises that were never realised?

Tim and this week's panel discuss:


Executive Director of Greenpeace Aotearoa New Zealand, Russel Norman

New Zealand politician and environmentalist Russel Norman joins the panel this week.

Norman currently is the Executive Director of Greenpeace Aotearoa New Zealand. Prior to Greenpeace, Norman had an equally green job as the co-leader of the Green Party. 

National candidate for Wellington Central, Nicola Willis

Nicola Willis is the National candidate for Wellington Central.

Prior to her campaign, she led a team at Fonterra focussed on reducing the impact that farming has on the environment.

Comedian and friend of the host, Guy Montgomery

Comedian Guy Montgomery rounds off this week's panel.

Montgomery has had a successful career to date, taking out 2014's Billy T award. He also regularly records the acclaimed 'The Worst Idea Of All Time' podcast with Tim Batt.


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