Green Party co-leader Rod Donald Dies Suddenly
By Selwyn Manning – Scoop co-editor
Green Party co-leader Rod Donald died last night at around midnight at his home in St Martins, Christchurch. Mr Donald had last week been ill with a chest infection, but it is understood that a heart attack caused his death.
Mr Donald was well known for his honesty and honourable nature – a man true to his principles and was seen by many as this new Parliament's man of human and community ideals.
Mr Donald is survived by his partner Nicola and daughters, Holly, Emma, and Zoe.
Other political leaders were told of Mr Donald's death this morning. Scoop understands a funeral for Mr Donald will take place on Thursday.