14 Feb 2010

Ideas for 14 February 2010: Jeanette Fitzsimons

From Ideas, 11:05 am on 14 February 2010

Jeanette Fitzsimons retired from Parliament in February 2012 after 13 years as an Alliance and then Green MP. Despite having never sat on the Government benches there would be few if any commentators who would question Jeanette Fitzsimons profound impact on New Zealand politics. As the co-leader of the Green Party from 1995 to 2005 she was instrumental in raising the environment towards the top of the political agenda. Here Jeanette Fitzsimons talks to Chris Laidlaw about the people, writers and thinkers who have influenced her. They include: economist Herman Daly, Ghandi, the founding editor of the ecologist magazine Teddy Goldsmith, charismatic German Green leader Petra Kelly, and her father. From the Ideas collection: Influential Kiwis talk about their Influences