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Green Party List

(Top 30 candidates are ranked 1-30. Next 34 are listed alphabetically.)

Rank Candidate
1 FITZSIMONS, Jeanette
4 TANCZOS, Nandor
7 LOCKE, Keith
8 TUREI, Metiria
9 WARD, Mike
10 DELAHUNTY, Catherine
11 SAPSFORD, Roland
12 WATTS, Meriel
14 DAVIES, Richard
15 WADE-BROWN, Celia
16 OLSEN, Cathy
17 NORMAN, Russel
18 MCVEAGH, Janine
19 BROWNING, Steffan
20 BELCHER, Dayle
22 POTTON, Craig
23 MUSGRAVE, David
24 MARTIN, Deborah
25 TE KEETI, Te Ruruanga
26 ABEL, Stephen
28 GREEN, Calvin
30 BUTCHER, Fliss
30+ BERGER, Peter
30+ BLACKMORE, Hanafiah

30+ BODLE, Gareth
30+ BRUCE, Paul
30+ CARSON, Craig
30+ CREIGHTON, Terence
30+ DAVEY, Jan
30+ DE SPA, Paul
30+ DIREEN, Pip
30+ DOUGLAS, Ian
30+ DYSON, Gaye
30+ ELLEY, Jeanette
30+ FAIRLEY, Donald
30+ FISHER, Nick
30+ GREEN, Richard
30+ GREIG, Caroline
30+ HARPHAM, Perce
30+ HILL, David
30+ HOVERD, Laurie
30+ LEE, Stephen
30+ LOWE, Kate
30+ LOWE, Paul
30+ MACKINTOSH, Rachel
30+ MCCAMMON, Mary
30+ MCKENZIE, Margaret
30+ MITCHELL, Olivia
30+ MORRIS, Matt
30+ ROSE, David
30+ BRIGGS, Christiaan

Green list - top 20 candidates

Note: Full biographies, personal statements and photographs of all Green candidates are available at:

1/ Jeanette Fitzsimons. Co-Leader of the Green Party since 1995; Green MP since 1996. Elected as constituency MP for Coromandel in 1999. Chair of the Local Government and Environment Select Committee. Party spokesperson on Environment, Conservation, Energy, Fisheries. Coromandel electorate candidate.

2/ Rod Donald. Co-Leader of the Green Party since 1995. Green MP since 1996. Campaigner for electoral reform and national spokesperson for the MMP Campaign, 1989-93. Party spokesperson on Finance, Trade, Regional Development, Electoral Reform. Banks Peninsula candidate.

3/ Sue Bradford. Entered Parliament as a Green Party MP in December 1999 and nominated by commentators as best new MP. Long-time campaigner on social issues, particularly unemployed workers' movement. Spokesperson on Mental Health, Labour, Maori Affairs, ACC and Social Services. Candidate for Rodney.

4/ Nandor Tanczos. "I have been in Aotearoa from the age of seven. I have lived in buses, benders and houses. I have been on the dole, an editor, a tutor, a student and a founding director of the Hempstore Aotearoa, among other things. Best of all, I have found good friends." An MP since 1999. Spokesperson on Justice, Youth, Tertiary Education. Candidate for Auckland Central.

5/ Sue Kedgley. Journalist, author, UN worker, Wellington City Councillor and, since 1999, MP. A long standing safe food campaigner and Convenor of the Safe Food Campaign for six years prior to entering Parliament. Spokesperson on Health, Safe Food, Transport, Women's Affairs. Candidate for Wellington Central.

6/ Ian Ewen-Street. Geologist, Outward Bound instructor, organic farmer and - since 1999 - MP. Green Party parliamentary Musterer (Whip) and spokesperson on Agriculture, Biosecurity, Forestry and Education. Candidate for Kaikoura.

7/ Keith Locke. MP since 1999. Veteran peace campaigner and involved in all kinds of Auckland community issues, from housing to transport to protection of local parks. Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Defence, Associate Transport. Candidate for Epsom.

8/ Metiria Turei. Completed her law degree while a solo parent on the DPB. Member of the New Zealand Maori Lawyers Society. "Justice belongs to us all, including our environment and the non-human species that we share our whenua with." Aged 32. Candidate for Tamaki Makaurau.

9/ Mike Ward. Former Values Party co-leader. Four terms on the Nelson City Council, three terms as committee chair. Multi-sports athlete (contested every Coast-to-Coast) and winner at Wearable Art awards. Out-of-Parliament speaker on Arts and Culture and Local Government. Candidate for Nelson.

10/ Catherine Delahunty. A leader of the anti-mining movement that successfully fought open-cast gold mining in Coromandel. Greenpeace campaigner for four years. Started first high school students' union in New Zealand (aged 15.) Candidate for East Coast.

11/ Roland Sapsford. As coordinator of the Greens' policy and research group, Roland has been at the heart of political negotiations with the Government for the last three years. A leader of the long-running campaign against the inner-city "bypass" through historic Te Aro and passionate community advocate.

12/ Dr Meriel Watts. Director, Soil & Health Association, pesticides campaigner, on the Board of Directors of BIO-GRO. Member of the MAF-appointed Community Advisory Group for the campaign to eradicate the painted apple moth. Candidate for Waitakere

13/ Jon Carapiet. Consumer Advocate, Researcher, writer, artist. National spokesperson for GE-Free NZ (in food and environment) and a spokesperson for the Auckland GE-Free Coalition. Candidate for Mt Albert

14/ Richard Davies. Gay man with three sons in their early twenties, one Pakeha, one Maori (Ngati Toa), and one Samoan. Has worked as a Secondary Teacher, VSA in Africa, an Anglican priest, organic farmer, a guesthouse operator and a candidate in three parliamentary elections. Spokesperson on gay and lesbian issues. Candidate for West Coast-Tasman.

15/ Celia Wade-Brown. Elected to Wellington City Council in 1994 and re-elected in 1995 & 2001 (highest polling in ward). Stood on Greens list while in UK in 1999. Founding chair of community computer access group 2020 Communications Trust and of pedestrian advocacy group WalkWellington. Candidate for Rongotai.

16/ Cathy Olsen. At 22, youngest candidate in the list top 20. Past president of Waikato Student Union, active in the Multiple Sclerosis Waikato Trust, eager to promote youth issues at a national level. Candidate for Hamilton East.

17/ Russel Norman. Coordinator for Keep GE in the Lab rally which attracted 15,000 people in Auckland earlier this year. Active in the anti-native logging campaign in Australia. Currently Parliamentary Secretary to Sue Bradford MP. Candidate for Rimutaka

18/ Janine McVeagh. Writer, publisher and teacher. Currently teaching writing at Rawene Campus for Northland Polytech. Council member of NZ Society of Authors. Candidate for Northland.

19/ Steffan Browning. Marlborough's most experienced marine farm activist. Retailer (Clean GreeNZ Organics) since 97. Operates NZ's largest certified organic heated glasshouses.

20/ Dayle Belcher. Union Organiser for Service & Food Workers Union and Co-Convener of Southland CTU Local Affiliates Council. Candidate for Clutha-Southland

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