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Two new convenors elected at Green conference

4 June 2000

Two new convenors elected at Green conference

West Coast / Tasman Green Party candidate Richard Davies and Marlborough organic farmer Dr Marg O'Brien were elected as co-convenors of the Green Party at the party's annual conference at Turangi yesterday.

The Green Party has two co-convenors who head the organisational side of the Party. The co-convenors fulfill the role of party president. Mr Davies and Dr O'Brien replace outgoing co-convenors Ian Stevens and Christine Dann.

Mr Davies, who was number 10 on the Green Party's list at the last election, has stood in the West Coast / Tasman electorate in the last two elections, securing eight per cent of the party vote in 1999.

Mr Davies has lived in Golden Bay and Nelson for 30 years and has taken a prominent part in politics in the area.

Dr O'Brien has a PhD in psychology. She works as a research psychologist on community and environmental issues, as well as managing an organic sheep and beef farm with her husband, Green MP Ian Ewen-Street.

Dr O'Brien and Mr Davies said they were delighted at being elected and were looking forward to strengthening the party infrastructure, funding base and profile in preparation for the next election.

Green Party co-leader Rod Donald said the new appointments come at a time of rapid growth in the party.

"We are very lucky to have two such experienced people taking over the helm at this pivotal time. I'm confident they will be very effective in co-ordinating all the talent and energy which is now available to the party."

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Richard Davies: 021 113 5000 Dr Marg O'Brien: 025 902 527 Jonathan Hill (press secretary): 021 110 1133


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