I knew Rod Donald through Trade Aid, many years before he was a politician. He and fellow Green leader Jeanette Fitzsimons will always be, for me, among the very small number of politicians for whom I have the utmost respect. I can only wonder how things might be different for New Zealand politics today if Rod Donald not died, so very young, five years ago.
Yes, it has been five years. Hard to believe.
Thanks to a post on NRT I can repeat here that the Green party has established an annual memorial lecture in Rod’s honour. This year Jeanette Fitzsimons will speak on the topic “Democracy in New Zealand: Lost, Stolen or Just Misplaced?”.
When: 16:30 – 18:00, Sunday, 21 November
Where: Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium