Russel William Norman (born 1967) is a New Zealand politician and environmentalist. He is a Member of Parliament and male co-leader of the Green Party alongside Metiria Turei.
In New Zealand Norman became involved in organic farming, and was active in the Auckland branch of the Green Party. Later, he worked as an assistant to Green MPs Sue Kedgley, Nandor Tanczos and Keith Locke. He was a researcher for the party from 2002 to 2004 and was the national campaign manager prior to the 2005 election and the national Party Development Co-ordinator afterwards. Following the death of Rod Donald, Norman put his name forward as a contender for the male co-leader position. He won the position on 3 June 2006 at the annual meeting, beating Tanczos, David Clendon and former ...
Preliminary report finds insufficient evidence to substantiate assault allegation Wellington Police say a preliminary report has found there is insufficient evidence tonight to substantiate an allegation of assault arising from an incident during the arrival of China's vice president Xi Jinping at Parliament earlier today. Inspector Peter Cowan, Wellington City Area Police Commander, said police swiftly investigated a complaint of alleged assault from Green Party co-leader Russel Norman.
"Police have spoken to a number of people who witnessed the incident, reviewed available footage, and ...
Pro-Tibetan protester and Green Party co-leader Russel Norman physically clashed with a Chinese delegation as they entered Parliament shortly after midday today. Dr Norman says Chinese security attacked him with an umbrella, and snatched his flag. Did Dr Norman overstep the mark with his protest? Or were the Chinese right to silence him?
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund would be worth $3.2 billion more today if it had performed in line with its ethically invested counterpart in Norway, Green Party Co-leader Russel Norman said today.The NZ Superfund released performance figures this week showing that the Fund has returned 3.4% per annum on average for the last five years. This compares poorly to similar funds overseas:Fund performance comparison over last five years:NZ Super Fund 3.4%Canadian Pension Fund 4.0%Australian AusSuper Funds 4.5%Norwegian Pension Fund 6.6%"If the New Zealand Superannuation Fund had made similar ...
Russel Norman comments at Twin Coast Cycle Trail - Scoop.co.nz (press release) Newstalk ZBRussel Norman comments at Twin Coast Cycle TrailScoop.co.nz (press release)This funding will make a truly great ride from coast to coast and offers great tourism opportunities for this region. Working with the Government on the New Zealand Cycle Trail has been a very important project for the Green Party. We are proud of the ...Prime Minister talks up $3 million cycle trail boostNorthern Advocate$3 million to Northland cycle wayStuff.co.nzKiwiRail holds up Northland cycleway - Greens3News NZRadio New Zealand -Newstalk ZB -NZCityall 20 news articles »
Echoes of GFC with huge trade deficit - Scoop.co.nz (press release) Echoes of GFC with huge trade deficitScoop.co.nz (press release)“The $2.6 billion trade deficit for the year ended April 2015 is the largest since June 2009 when the global economy was deep in crisis,” Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said. “National has failed to put in place an economic strategy to ...and more »
Government not so 'clean and green' - New Zealand Herald Prague PostGovernment not so 'clean and green'New Zealand Herald"All New Zealanders are essentially giving climate polluters almost $31 million via the tax system, whether they like it or not," Green Party Co-leader Russel Norman said. He said the the Government gave nearly $114m of free carbon credits to ...Why are we paying climate polluters $31m to pollute?Scoop.co.nz (press release)all 4 news articles »