Greens unite celebs and Kiwis in 'fresh' campaign video

Continuing its push to engage the younger voter, the Green Party's new campaign video features plenty of fresh, recognisable faces amongst its regular roster.

Hunt For The Wilderpeople's Taika Waititi pops up via an iPad, as well as social commentator Richie Hardcore and comedians including Chris Parker and Alice Brine.

The video follows the party's announcement of its list, which features two people in their 20s, Chloe Swarbrick and Jack McDonald, in the top 20.

Greens co-leader James Shaw said the campaign signals a "fresh, new look" for the party.

"We have always been progressive and ahead of the curve so it's great that many of the values New Zealanders now take for granted such as fresh water, recycling and warm homes are things we've pushed for during our 25-year history," he said.

"Kiwis around the world are proud of our clean, green image and they like the fact the Green Party is willing to stand up and protect what we have.

"We are also known as the most trustworthy party. It makes me very proud that New Zealanders know we're honest and are here to be their voice in Government."

The video features a surprising array of Kiwis for a political campaign. As well as actors and celebrities, the party says it went on the road to include regular New Zealanders in the video.

"The people who were keen to be involved and the resulting campaign is testimony to the incredible range and depth of Green supporters in this country. This campaign demonstrates who we are and what we stand for," co-leader Metiria Turei said.


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