Vicki's Open Road
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Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
Public Television: Season 6
Former Mayor of Christchurch
City of Christchurch
changing systems, mistakes
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.