Images: Rainbow Warrior arrives in Auckland
Rainbow Warrior arrives in
The new Rainbow Warrior
sails in to Auckland for the first time, where she was
welcomed by Ngati Whatua. The first Rainbow Warrior was
bombed in the city's harbour by French secret service agents
in 1985. The Greenpeace ship will be spending the next few
weeks visiting ports around the country.
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Greens: Russel Norman To Stand Down As Co-Leader
Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman has announced today that he will stand down as leader at the party’s Annual General Meeting in May. Dr Norman will remain as Co-leader and retain his finance and climate change portfolios until the AGM.
“After nearly a decade as Co-leader, now is a good time to find a new challenge for myself, and to spend more time with my family” said Dr Norman.
“This is my ninth year as Co-leader and I think it’s time for a change. Now is a good time for new leadership for the Party. My replacement will start from a strengthened base and will have a full parliamentary term to establish himself in the role and take the Greens into government in 2017." More>>