Green Party List

April 3rd, 2008 at 5:37 pm by David Farrar

I have had leaked to me a copy of the initial party list for the for the 2008 election. This is the list which has been put together by the “Candidates, Electorate Delegates, the Co-Leaders, Co-Convenors & Policy Co-Convenors”.

It is not final, as Green Party members are asked to do their own rankings, but obviously the initial rankings are highly influential. The initial list rankings are:

1. Jeanette Fitzsimons

2. Russel Norman

3. Sue Bradford

4. Metira Turei

5. Sue Kedgley

6. Keith Locke

7. Kevin Hague (Chief Executive- West Coast DHB)

8. Catherine Delahunty (Kotare Trust tutor)

9. Kennedy Graham (UC Law Adjunct Senior Fellow)

10. Paul de Spa [WITHDRAWN]

11. Gareth Hughes (Green Parliamentary Services staffer)

12. David Clendon (Sustainable Business Advisor, failed leadership candidate)

13. Steffan Browning (Spokesman for SOIL)

14 Mikarere Curtis (Software Developer)

15. Quentin Duthie (Green Parliamentary Services staffer)

16. Rick Leckinger (“Ministerial Advisor to Jeanette Fitzsimons”)

17. Mojo Mathers (Strategic Policy Advisor- Green Party)

18  Jon Carapiet (Market Research)

19. Donna Wynd (Research Analyst CPAG)

20. Jeanette Elley (Info Systems Manager for CADS at Waitemata DHB)

21. Richard Green (Director/Producer)

22. Virginia Horrocks

23. Ivan Sowry [WITHDRAWN]

24. James Redwood

25. David Hay (not the famous one)

26. Lisa Er

27. Diana Mellor

28. Jan McGlachlan
29. Mike Ward (former MP)

30. Paul Qualtrough

31. Rayna Fahey

32. Peter Taylor

33. Lynette Vigrass

34. Ryan Garland

35. Michael Woodcock

36. Lizzie Gillett

37. James Shaw

38. Craig Carson

39. Tane Woodley [WITHDRAWN]

40. Claire Bleakley

41. Michael Gilchrist

42. Linda Persson

43. Paul Doherty

44. Gary Stewart

45. Richard Tindall

46. Kent Duston [WITHDRAWN]

47. Baker Postelnik

48. Jon Sadler

49. Alan Liefting

Several interesting aspects. Four out of the top five are female (I thought there was a required gender balance.

Former MP Mike Ward has offended someone, as he is down in spot 29.

Also four of the top ranked candidates appear to be on the parliamentary payroll already.

It will be interesting to see what the final list looks like, and whether it differs much.

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39 Responses to “Green Party List”

  1. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    So these are the people who will hold the balance of power after the next election. Unless…..

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  2. newtestleper (19 comments) says:

    Number 39 – Tane Woodley – surely not Tane off The (Double) Standard?

    [DPF: No. I have meet Tane Woodley. Tane who posts here is a W surname also, but not the same person]

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  3. bearhunter (853 comments) says:

    Well Richard Green sounds apt, I suppose, but Mojo? Someone called their child Mojo??? Oh the humanity….

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  4. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,917 comments) says:

    Where’s phil u?

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  5. roger nome (4,067 comments) says:

    he, Doug Graham’s brother’s at 9. Expect this list to change.

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  6. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    Does the W surname rhyme with anchor?

    sorry.

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  7. James W (271 comments) says:

    Ward at 29??!! I mean, I knew they didn’t want him, but jesus, that’s just embarrassing. Did they have to be so harsh? Or is it just to ensure that when the members vote, however high they put him he cannot overcome 20+ places?

    Also, why an absence of quality male candidates? One inside the top five? A bit sexist isn’t it?

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  8. Southern Raider (1,831 comments) says:

    I’m blown away by the standard of candidates and the amount of business experience the Greens can bring to the goverence of NZ :)

    DPF is it a mandatory requirement to have the title of advisor before you can become a Green candidate?

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  9. bearhunter (853 comments) says:

    Tony Woodcock? Surely the Greens should give him his botanical name….penis radiata.

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  10. Steve (4,587 comments) says:

    Sue Bradford at number 3.
    Well, she is not a slapper

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  11. insider (1,028 comments) says:

    A number of blog commentators in the list too: mikaere, tane, alan liefting

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  12. frog (84 comments) says:

    DPF -I’m interested in your comment about ‘four top ranked candidates’ I’m assuming you are not including MPs but are including Leckinger and Mathers (both of whom I think it is dubious to define as ‘on the parliamentary payroll’). But in any case that means you are defining ‘top ranked’ as extending down to 16 or 17 at least. That would be a significant improvement in vote for the Greens, but a well deserved one. Those 16/17 would make for a very strong and diverse caucus I think, with some powerful skills to bring to Parliament. Anyone here got any more meaningful comments to make than laughing at surnames?

    [DPF: Well top ranked compared to Mike Ward :-)]

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  13. big bruv (14,141 comments) says:

    Frog

    How many of the list could best be described as hard left?

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  14. dad4justice (8,309 comments) says:

    How many utopian communists on that list ?

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  15. frog (84 comments) says:

    Hard left? Well, I’ve met most of them, and I think you can rest assured that they all, to a person, believe in broadly the same social justice, non violence, democratic and ecological philosophies that the current MPs all advocate. If I were you I would anticipate more of the same sort of pragmatism and principles, rather than a shift in approach.

    And I don’t know about utopians, but there are certainly no dystopians.

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  16. dad4justice (8,309 comments) says:

    Frog is social justice smoking a joint in the beehive just like ? did ?

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  17. big bruv (14,141 comments) says:

    Frog

    Thanks for that, another question then if I may..

    When you say these newbies are keen on “social justice” is that the type of “social justice” favoured by Bradford? or are they less “in your face” types?

    And D4J…just fuck off please, I am trying to ask frog some reasonable questions and I can do without your rabid interjections.

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  18. ginga-bearded tree-hugger (22 comments) says:

    bearhunter Says: “Tony Woodcock? Surely the Greens should give him his botanical name….penis radiata”

    Is that Tony Woodcock the All Black, by any chance? I know Anton Oliver is Green, but don’t tell me being Green is one of those contagious scrum diseases. The boys in black being Green – now that would be just too much.

    Mind you, bearhugger – penis radiata is not too far from describing the greatest All Black of them all – Colin (Pine Tree) Meads. Now Meads championing the Greens, that would be so cool.

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  19. Murray M (455 comments) says:

    Shit, it looks like Anne Fitzsimon of Nelson will have to make arse of herself again and stand for the Maori party again.

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  20. dad4justice (8,309 comments) says:

    “And D4J…just fuck off please, I am trying to ask frog some reasonable questions and I can do without your rabid interjections.’

    Bit shitty on kiwiblog tonight big blouse?

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  21. Zippy Gonzales (485 comments) says:

    Ward’s drop in the list is the closest the Greens get to spanking someone! Methinks Mike Ward’s ranking has dropped because of his reluctance to step aside for RN before this election. Ward’s ranking might rise if he stops being so bloody-minded and let the co-leader improve his party’s visibility.

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  22. big bruv (14,141 comments) says:

    Too easy D4J, its no wonder the pinko’s wind you up so much.

    They may find it fun, I sure as hell do not, however you really DO NOT need to abuse everybody from the left that comes here to post a comment, trust me (and I think I can speak for many others) we ALL KNOW your point of view…once in a while I would like to read theirs without having to sift through your irrational abuse.

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  23. dad4justice (8,309 comments) says:

    Keep your powder dry big blouse. Hell so many made in New Zealand wimps no wonder so many want out of here.

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  24. Inventory2 (10,414 comments) says:

    frog said “If I were you I would anticipate more of the same sort of pragmatism and principles, rather than a shift in approach.”

    pragmatism and principles – from a party which supported the EFA – surely frog, you jest!

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  25. Mickey D (84 comments) says:

    Is there a famous David Hay?

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  26. skyblue (212 comments) says:

    All a bunch of left leaning losers. God help us if they hold the BOP

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  27. Buggerlugs (1,592 comments) says:

    Frog – WADROC, but what policies are in the wind from this lot that make NZ a better place to live? Or is it just more social engineering with a tip of the hat towards the environment? I personally would have Craig Carson higher up the list – at least he’s a ‘real’ Green.

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  28. Buggerlugs (1,592 comments) says:

    PS Ari – if that’s the case, then God help the Green movement in Godzone.

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  29. Gooner (995 comments) says:

    Richard Green will be pissed – he is very capable, just ask him :)

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  30. James W (271 comments) says:

    Ari,
    If you read DPF’s post, you’d see this is the provisional list, drawn up by the… “Candidates, Electorate Delegates, the Co-Leaders, Co-Convenors & Policy Co-Convenors”.

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  31. David Farrar (1,901 comments) says:

    I think we should set up a campaign for Frog to be a write in candidate.

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  32. PhilBest (5,125 comments) says:

    How many of these people have disgraceful episodes of support for totalitarian ideology in their past, like Keith Locke? It’s time someone blew the cover off these green-on-the-outside red-on-the-inside trojan horse commies. The EB secret seven leaflets didn’t go far enough……….

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  33. uroskin (2 comments) says:

    I know Kevin Hague (#7) from way back when. He’ll make a great MP.

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  34. peterquixote (231 comments) says:

    excellent post farrar,
    much interest since Green has to be a potential partner,
    Paul de Spa at no.10 in my opinion had a chance but you mark him as withdrawn,
    Uroskin [ comment above ] Hague should likely be in parliament as you say, but then again dude by the time it finish with NZ GOVT NAT 2008 Key will be very green anyway, there a lot of water under the bridge yet dudes,

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  35. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    So would any of the people who endorsed Craig Carson and Kevin Hague like to explain who they are, what they’re about etc..?

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  36. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    gooner said..

    “..Richard Green will be pissed – he is very capable, just ask him :)..”

    (heh..!..)

    one consolation for him..is that if i were still there..he’d be even lower..

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  37. Buggerlugs (1,592 comments) says:

    Here’s Craig Carson http://www.greens.org.nz/people/CraigCarson.htm doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in the electorate vote, and put side his Alliance dalliance as a one-off mistake. He’s got a business head and cares about the environment in a rational and pragmatic manner – unlike almost the entire crop of current Green MPs

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  38. tuatara (4 comments) says:

    So DPF, if you were a Green Party Member how would you be voting?

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