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 ...
Tim Groser expects TPP talks to resume in Kuala Lumpur - New Zealand Herald Tim Groser expects TPP talks to resume in Kuala LumpurNew Zealand HeraldGreen MP Russel Norman later questioned Mr Groser in the House about investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) under the TPP, pointing out the Australian Productivity Commission had advised against having such procedures in the TPP on the grounds it ...and more »
TPPA Walk Away rally to be held outside Parliament - Māori Television Māori TelevisionTPPA Walk Away rally to be held outside ParliamentMāori TelevisionA number of Politicians are expected to speak at the rally which will include NZ First MP Fletcher Tabuteau, Labour MP David Parker, Green MP Dr Russel Norman and a representative from the Māori Party. According to It's Our Future Spokesperson, Edward ...Anti-TPPA protesters descend on Parliament3News NZPHOTOS: Crowd protests at Parliament against Trans Pacific PartnershipScoop.co.nz (press release)all 26 news articles »
New Zealand's prime minister John Key wants a new flag. Does anybody else? - The Guardian The GuardianNew Zealand's prime minister John Key wants a new flag. Does anybody else?The Guardian“Just changing a piece of cloth” would not alter the fact that New Zealand's head of state remained the British monarch, MP Russel Norman said in parliament. But Key has resisted the argument that the debate is empty symbolism, arguing, somewhat ...and more »
QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS - Scoop.co.nz (press release) QUESTIONS TO MINISTERSScoop.co.nz (press release)Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Trade: Does he have any concerns about the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, provisions which allow multinational companies to sue governments in ...