Green Party list

April 9th, 2011 at 8:28 am by David Farrar

The released (after I had it leaked to me three years ago) this week their draft party list for the 2011 election. It is highly persuasive with the party membership, but normally there are some minor changes. At this stage the list is:

  1. Metiria Turei
  2. Russel Norman
  3. Kevin Hague
  4. Catherine Delahunty
  5. Kennedy Graham
  6. Gareth Hughes
  7. David Clendon
  8. Richard Leckinger

The Greens could well get 10 MPs. Eugenie Sage is a green green – a long time Forest & Bird and one of the sacked ECan Councillors. Jan Logie stood for the Greens in the Mana by-election. She is the development manager at the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.

Holly Walker is a current Green Press Secretary, and former Critic editor. I rate her as a significant political talent, and if she gets in, will be one of their more effective MPs.

Denise Roche at 11 is from Waiheke Island, and a former Auckland City Councillor. She is well known in Auckland Central, where Greens do very well.

Julie-Anne Genter is a young transport planner. She has a stellar acadamic record, and from I can tell would be a significant asset to the Greens caucus.

Mojo Mathers is a parliamentary party staffer also, and No 15 is a former parliamentary staffer.  That’s three current or former staffers in the top 15. I don’t know Mojo, but regard Rick as a good guy who has a very good understand of Internet issues. He suffers from a minor disability of being born in Georgia, USA :-)

Overall looks to be one of their strongest and most youthful line ups. Of course I think their policies are generally whacked.

For them to get into Parliament Holly, Denise and Julie-Anne etc, they need to lift their vote share from 2008. If I was a centre left voter, I’d be looking closely at whom Labour has on their list around the threshold of “might make it”, and think about which candidates you would rather have in Parliament.

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38 Responses to “Green Party list”

  1. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    “Of course I think their policies are generally whacked”

    Only “generally”? ;)

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  2. Pete George (22,849 comments) says:

    With the current state of apathy or unpopularity with the major parties it’s an opportune time for the Greens to establish a new line-up, unless a miracle happens with Labour the Greens should profit, hopefully at the expense of WP.

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  3. hj (6,358 comments) says:

    Catherine (“I am very excited that we are moving into a more sophisticated era under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and we are moving beyond the limited concept of conservative Pākehā that one man, one vote is the only manifestation of democracy possible in Aotearoa.’) Dealunty is still the choice @ 4. That speaks volumes for the make up of the membership.
    http://www.greens.org.nz/speeches/more-sophisticated-era-under-te-tiriti-o-waitangi

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  4. hj (6,358 comments) says:

    Mteria Turie is more in line with Hone Harawira than the Maori Party and says the foreshore and seabed will be an election issue:

    http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/newsdetail1.asp?storyid=193090

    Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill
    Meteria Turie
    “For some reason the Māori Party has decided that its political future lies with those who agree with confiscation of Māori land. The Green Party does not, and we will never support confiscations such as this bill. We refuse to put our name to this travesty, and we ask, as we have before, that the Māori Party refuse to put its name to a confiscation of Māori land. ”
    http://www.greens.org.nz/speeches/marine-and-coastal-area-takutai-moana-bill

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  5. hj (6,358 comments) says:

    Catherine Delahunty:
    “I explained that as a Pakeha I had a very limited relationship with the foreshore and seabed but “loved the beach” generally. This did not compare well to the 1000 years of whakapapa and site specific responsibilities that Betty and her hapu maintain to this day. Yet she had been refused a chance to speak. I also waved a copy of Te Tiriti around in a flamboyant manner.

    “The other MPs except for Tariana and Metiria, trotted out all the favourite myths about “they killed the moa” etc”
    http://www.greens.org.nz/misc-documents/diary-debacle-archive-6th-september-15th-september

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  6. toad (3,669 comments) says:

    Actually, DPF, Mojo Mathers is not a Parliamentary staffer. She is employed by the Green Party itself, not by the Parliamentary Service.

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  7. hj (6,358 comments) says:

    Toad is one of the Greens who is: “very excited that we are moving into a more sophisticated era under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and we are moving beyond the limited concept of conservative Pākehā that one man, one vote is the only manifestation of democracy possible in Aotearoa.’.

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  8. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    “Mojo”. Seriously? Someone called their daughter “Mojo”?. And she didn’t change it? Two generations of idiots. Welcome to the greens…

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  9. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Bit scary if no 1 Ding bat Delahunty is 4th, WTF follows her?

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  10. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    “Delahunty is 4th, WTF follows her?”

    No.5 : A Grammar School Old Boy. Jolly good show!

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  11. northern (44 comments) says:

    During the Mana by-election Jan Logie came across as quite charismatic but the content of her speeches showed she was at the radically Red end of the Greens spectrum. On stage she always allied herself most closely with Matt McCarten…say no more!

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  12. hj (6,358 comments) says:

    Jan Logie:
    “In Aotearoa New Zealand we have had to face up to our role in the colonisation of this country, in stripping Maori of land, culture and sense of place. I mention this because I believe that colonisation, the taking of land and undermining of peoples and cultures is key in global conflicts. ”
    http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/jan.htm

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  13. big bruv (13,296 comments) says:

    I wonder who David Clendon has pissed off?

    How can a sitting MP be ranked lower than two moonbats who are not in the house?

    Perhaps Clendon is not a committed communist, perhaps he does not agree with the Green’s version of the Treaty?

    Or…perhaps he has committed the biggest crime possible, he may actually be an environmentalist.

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  14. hj (6,358 comments) says:

    Holly Walker:

    She talks of finding a new appreciation for the Hutt Valley.

    “You don’t see the stunning natural environment [when you're living here]. I was living in the Hutt for seven months at my grandmother’s place after I returned and I really appreciated the surroundings. Oxford was beautiful too but in a different way, with more heritage buildings; it was very crowded though.”
    ……
    So she appreciates NZ’s low population?

    “Research has shown that much of a gap in one area is not good for anyone, so we’ll be talking to people about what they would like to do about it.”‘

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/hutt-news/4272553/Holly-Walker-picked-as-Greens-Hutt-South-candidate

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  15. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    Is Dave Clendon the guy who said he isn’t necessary opposed to road construction ?

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  16. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    Given the leftist track history of list maipulation this list means NOTHING. the reality is that if you vote green you’ll get whoever the hell Russell Noman wants and screw the voters. Not that hes ever been elected himself anyway.

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  17. Inventory2 (10,100 comments) says:

    David Clendon must be feeling really hard done by. Sheesh, even Ronald McDonald rates higher :-)

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  18. hj (6,358 comments) says:

    David Clendon

    “The starting point for legislation of this sort must be that prior to 1840 Māori exercised sovereignty—were sovereign—in Aotearoa New Zealand. The leaders of iwi and hapū exercised legitimate authority, and that was acknowledged by the Crown in the declaration of 1835, and by the acknowledgment a year earlier that the flag of the confederation gave vessels flying that flag rights of passage and commerce in international waters.
    The signing of the Treaty in 1840 saw Māori cede kāwanatanga, or governance, to the Crown, and in exchange the Crown guaranteed to Māori tino rangatiratanga, or chieftainship, which meant the right of Māori to control their lands, villages, and other treasures. The base of all negotiations must be that Māori held recognised sovereignty rights and continue to hold those rights, unless the rights associated with that sovereignty have been legislated or alienated by some legal and defensible means.”
    http://www.greens.org.nz/speeches/marine-and-coastal-area-takutai-moana-bill-david-clendon-speaks-first-reading

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  19. hj (6,358 comments) says:

    CLENDON CHALLENGES MINISTERIAL NO ON OFFSHORE DRILLING
    Green MP David Clendon isn’t taking no for an answer over whether Maori have a right to a share in oil and gas under New Zealand’s continental shelf.
    Mr Clendon got the one-word answer last week when he asked Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee if the Government intended to consider Te Aupouri’s claims to resources off 90-Mile beach which are being opened up for prospecting.
    He doesn’t accept the Government’s assertion that the International law of the Sea and the Continental Shelf Act rule out treaty claims.
    “This is a very live issue and if there is wealth to be extracted it would seem clear both under treaty and under international law that Maori should get a reasonable claim, a reasonable royalty from that wealth,” Mr Clendon says.
    http://www.waatea.blogspot.com

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  20. dime (9,435 comments) says:

    have you ever seen a list of such quality before hahahaha

    toad – youre not on there? too sane?

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  21. hj (6,358 comments) says:

    “This authoritarian aspect of the Greens’ political style is nowhere more apparent than in their so-called “consensus-based decision-making” constitution. Described as a means of “seeking positions that the maximum number of people can support, rather than a simple majority”, what these rules actually make possible is the ability of a tiny minority to over-rule and/or subvert the will of the majority.”
    http://bowalleyroad.blogspot.com/2009/09/figuring-out-greens.html

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  22. hj (6,358 comments) says:

    Catherine Delahunty
    The most powerful metaphor of colonisation to me is to do with a deeply glamorous topic, sewage. It is remarkable how many public toilets and landfills have been built on waahi tapu and food gathering areas. It’s almost as if the city fathers (and I use the word advisedly) wanted to send a message that “we shit on your culture”.
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0702/S00068.htm
    So lots of public toilets and land fills on wahi tapu areas………… hmmmmm: customary [thingy]?

    http://www.jsi.com/JSIInternet/AboutJSI/drsnow.cfm

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  23. Sonny Blount (1,845 comments) says:

    Catherine Delahuntys qualifications:

    ” Certificate in Adult Teaching. Half a BA in History and Anthropology”

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  24. Grendel (957 comments) says:

    jesus, if delahunty or hughes are in their top 6 they must really be courting the nut case demographic.

    I would be shocked if they got more than 100 votes in electorate votes between them. how little self esteem would you have to have to convince yourself that either of those useless nutters would be a good electorate representative. Good thing the greens use the stupid list system to sneak the crazies in.

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  25. Grendel (957 comments) says:

    a certificate in adult teaching is a 6 week course over usually 1 night a week so that you can get paid a higher rate for teaching community education courses. You even get to focus the course to the thing you will be teaching and its really just to help you develop the course you want to run.

    It barely counts as a qualification, its a no brainer.

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  26. cha (3,779 comments) says:

    ” Certificate in Adult Teaching. Half a BA in History and Anthropology”

    Unlike the Nats rising star who left school without any formal qualifications.

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  27. hj (6,358 comments) says:

    Meteria Turie:
    Decolonisation in a colonised country is also a priority, as is gender equity, et al.
    http://blog.greens.org.nz/2010/08/14/inequality-in-aotearoa-life-expectancy-again/#comment-144750
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/lightbox/national/politics/4864392

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  28. Grendel (957 comments) says:

    You don;t have to have any qualifications, if you don;t you need to make that up with experience. i have my doubts about someone who has only had public service experience, but i will take it over a professional activist, shit stirrer and perennial electoral loser any day.

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  29. hj (6,358 comments) says:

    It seems that Greens are storming the castle (note the level of qualification needed) while red greens try to push them off?

    Keith Locke is talking “green movement” which is a step away from “green”, but as we know “green ” sells.

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  30. mattyroo (975 comments) says:

    Not an ounce of commercial experience amongst them. All on the gummint tit.

    Has one of these luddites EVER held a job in the private sector? Proves the point, they’re not about the environment at all, but anti-capitalist cave dwellers.

    Fuck off the lot of them and leave us to get on with our lives.

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  31. hj (6,358 comments) says:

    Fuck off the lot of them and leave us to get on with our lives.
    ….
    Slams the door on Hummer and plants boot.

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  32. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    This list is a direct result of policy’s brought in by the Dear Ones Liarbore party, I believe it’s called mainstreaming.

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  33. mattyroo (975 comments) says:

    Slams the door on Hummer and plants boot.

    Exactly! I remember a few years ago when a business I was working for moved in to some new premises. One of these eco-fascists was trying to get the building certified with some bollocks green credentials, the silly bitch decided that if they had smaller carparks, we would all buy smaller cars….

    I went straight out and bought the biggest gas guzzling SUV I could lay my hands on.

    It shows the mentality of these people when they make such a conclusion from such a fucked initiative as smaller carpark spaces. What fucking business of this womans was it what car we drive!

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  34. Bryla (263 comments) says:

    David, I enjoyed meeting you in Wellington last year, and I very much like Kiwi Blog. It’s one of the few that draws comment widely from the political spectrum, and is seriously well-informed. You’re the man.

    If you only had a basic understanding of the deep green agenda, and therefore a better understanding of our secular cousins in the Party. You will see the Party as constrained, splintered, flawed and yet essential to organise around (liberal, conservative, working class, Maori, and) green values. Is your National Party problem free when it comes to Free Speech, for instance. A better understanding of green politics will make Kiwi Blog even more well-informed and incisive.

    Plus improve your life satisfaction rating.

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  35. hj (6,358 comments) says:

    This is you mattyroo?

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  36. NX (602 comments) says:

    How many are green Greens, and how many are red Greens?

    And how many want to ban away your very existence?

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  37. Jinky (171 comments) says:

    So if you’re a current parliamentary staffer you get bumped up the list. It’s not what you know it’s who you know? I used to be active in the Greens but am very disillusioned these days. Since Rod died, Jenaette, Nandor and Sue left, they shafted Mike Ward and now Steffan Browning (again) it’s no longer a party I want to put time and energy into. The new leadership seems willing to trade their principles for power in a way the founders of the party would IMO have not.

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  38. Maggie (674 comments) says:

    I used to work with Denise Roche. Nice woman, though her preoccupation with men’s feet was a bit strange. The sight of a bare toe really sets her going.

    And till you’ve seen her down to her knickers collecting cress from a stream, well, all I’ll say is it is enough to set your jiuces flowing. Great legs, that lady.

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