Vicki's Open Road

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  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Yankee Kiwis

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Christchurch, Canterbury NZ

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 6

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 6

VICKI BUCK

Former Mayor of Christchurch
City of Christchurch

“Whatever you do, you're going to get some of it wrong.”

INTERESTS:

Government Politics

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Experience Failure Opportunity Passion

TAGS:

changing systems, mistakes

BIOGRAPHY:

Vicki Buck started her political career early. In 1975, at age 19, she was elected to the Christchurch City Council and later became the city's first female mayor. In addition to her political career, Vicki is an educational advocate and environmentalist. She founded the biotech company Aquaflow, which is dedicated to creating algae-based bio-fuels. In 2008, she was voted one of 50 people who could save the planet by the Guardian (UK) newspaper.

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