Scoop image: Rod Donald with his youth parliament rep, Rachel Meadowcroft. Image by Scoop's Kevin List.
Green Party co-leader Rod Donald died Saturday night at around midnight at his home in St Martins, Christchurch. Mr Donald had last week been ill with a chest infection. It was first believed that a heart attack had caused his death. However, an autopsy has ruled this out. Further tests are being done to establish the cause of Mr Donald's death.
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. Rod Donald's public funeral will be
held at the Christchurch Cathedral, Thursday, 10:30am,
followed by a private burial. See... Green
Party co-leader Rod Donald Dies Suddenly & a tribute
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CTU President Says Rod Donald Was A Tireless
Tributes Flow In For Rod Donald:
CTU President Says Rod Donald Was A Tireless Advocate- “New Zealand has lost a passionate and tireless advocate for sustainable development and social justice” CTU president Ross Wilson said today. “Rod was a key influence in bringing the Green Party and the union movement closer together and we have worked very closely on many issues over the past four years” Ross Wilson said. See… Rod Donald: passionate and tireless advocate