I spent New Year’s 2007 in Gisborne in the North Island’s East Cape at a Rhythm and Vines party on a vineyard together with 18,000 drunken kids. I drove up from Wellington with an old friend Michelle Snater and we camped at the site the night before the party started. We spent the day collecting signatures on a petition to make trade fair before the kids got too drunk. Once the sun went down my Oxfam colleague Kirsty took the petitions over the stage where we showed them to the audience and then attached them to balloons to be released in a dawn ceremony.