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 ...
Protests Erupt as Trade Ministers Sign 'Toxic' TPP Agreement - eNews Park Forest eNews Park ForestProtests Erupt as Trade Ministers Sign 'Toxic' TPP AgreementeNews Park ForestGreenpeace New Zealand executive director Russel Norman said the protests in Auckland were “a direct way for people to show their feelings to the politicians and the large corporations, whose interests all too often appear to be in conflict with those ...and more »
Company's coal mine plan angers Greenpeace NZ - Waikato Times Waikato TimesCompany's coal mine plan angers Greenpeace NZWaikato TimesA plan to develop an opencast coal mine on the North Island's west coast has riled Greenpeace boss Russel Norman. Mokau South Resources want to develop the mine on the Panirau Plateau in Ohura, approximately 20km east of the Mokau township, and ...Backdoor talks to keep coal powering NZ "absolute disgrace"Scoop.co.nz (press release)all 6 news articles »
Man accused of placing bomb at health clinic in court - ActionNewsJax.com ActionNewsJax.comMan accused of placing bomb at health clinic in courtActionNewsJax.comThunder: Durant moved into 91st place on the NBA's all-time scoring list with 16,744 points, passing Latrell Sprewell (16,712). Durant is 13 points behind No. 90 Elton Brand. ... Durant spent Tuesday night watching No. 1 Oklahoma rout TCU in Norman ...
Former Green co-leader Russel Norman stepping down as MP to lead Greenpeace - Manawatu Standard Manawatu StandardFormer Green co-leader Russel Norman stepping down as MP to lead GreenpeaceManawatu StandardFormer Green Party co-leader Russel Norman will step down as an MP at the end of October to become Greenpeace New Zealand's executive director. Marama Davidson from Manurewa, Auckland, would become the Green Party's 14th MP in his place.Norman quits Greens and ParliamentNew Zealand HeraldGreens' Russel Norman resignsRadio New ZealandRussel Norman wants to save the world.Stuff.co.nz3News NZ -Scoop.co.nz (press release)all 32 news articles »