How much do we know about the co-leader of our third-largest political party, asks Guyon Espiner, and how much does he want us to know?
You may well have voted for the Green Party. Almost 250,000 people cast their party vote for the Greens at the 2011 election – mostly well-educated New Zealanders from wealthier electorates. Most of those voters know little about one of the party’s two leaders, Russel Norman. And he likes it that way.
“People want to know you a little bit and I can totally understand that, right? But politicians can be pretty cynical about it and use it. I just think voters need to look at the policies.” There’s no false modesty in this. He’s the anti-celebrity politician with an A-list celebrity ...
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