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 ...
Rotorua sawmill job losses confirmed - TVNZ Newstalk ZBRotorua sawmill job losses confirmedTVNZGreen Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman says the closure of Tachikawa Forest Products is another example of manufacturers losing their jobs because of the high dollar while the National Government "does nothing". The announcement of the job losses ...Sawmill job losses give certainty to workers - union3News NZNational fails to act as more manufacturing jobs lostScoop.co.nz (press release)all 13 news articles »
Proof loan restrictions will hurt first home buyers - Labour - TVNZ Proof loan restrictions will hurt first home buyers - LabourTVNZ"The Government is tinkering with housing supply while totally ignoring Treasury's advice on ways to dampen demand that would make a real difference to first home buyers," co-leader Russel Norman said. "Restrictions on foreign buyers is a simple step ...and more »
Fewer buyers attracted to Meridian float - The Southland Times Fewer buyers attracted to Meridian floatThe Southland TimesGreen Party co-leader Russel Norman said the lack of interest showed ordinary New Zealanders did not have the money to invest in power companies. Both Mr Cosgrove and Dr Norman refused to say what impact the Opposition's power policies had on the ...
Float like a butterfly, sting like a minister - The Dominion Post Newstalk ZBFloat like a butterfly, sting like a ministerThe Dominion PostOPINION: Greens co-leader Russel Norman normally sticks doggedly to the facts, but news that the Meridian float had fallen far short of expectations seemed to give him a second adolescence in Parliament yesterday. "Flop! It's a flop!" he interjected ...Blame game rages over Meridian Energy floatNewstalk ZBall 3 news articles »