Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Rod Donald: Statement from Robert Consedine

Robert Consedine, Maori Party Member and 6th on the Party List in the 2005 General Elections.


Last week Rod contacted me to informally discuss the Maori Party. He was
very supportive of my role during the election. Sadly that meeting never
took place.

Like many of you I am deeply shocked at the sudden death of my old friend
and fellow campaigner for social justice, Rod Donald.

This is an incalculable loss to his partner, Nicola and daughters, Holly, Emma and Zoe. His death is a hugh loss to the Green Party and an momumental loss to the
country.

I first met, and worked with Rod back in the mid 1970s when he was in the fifth form at St Andrews College and we joined forces on many a Corso campaign. He would arrive at Corso headquarters where I worked in Barbadoes Street, with his passion for justice, ready to embark on the next campaign whether it be environmental, fundraising for world poverty or justice for developing countries over trade issues. On many of these issues Rod was ahead of his time. He had a vision about the critical state of the planet which drove him to change the political system and commit his life to campaigning for a better world.

He had a special commitment to the Maori struggle to have the Treaty of Waitangi honoured. His generous response and lack of bitterness to the exclusion of the Greens from the current Government is a tribute to his principled approach to politics. Thousands of New Zealanders will mourne his death.

Robert Consedine

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news