Topic: Politics

Russel Norman to step down as Greens co-leader

By Heeni Brown
Russel Norman announces intention to resign

After more than nine years in the chair Russel Norman is stepping down as Green Party co-leader.

"Now is a good time to find a new challenge for myself, and spend more time with my family," says Norman.

In a press conference, Norman says he will officially resign at the AGM in May but will stay on as an MP, for the moment.

“Time for a change for me and party. Greens are stronger than ever!” exclaims Norman.

Russel Norman says his replacement will have a full parliamentary term to establish himself.

Female co-leader Metiria Turei, who has no immediate plans to stand down, says the Green Party caucus has agreed not to comment on any potential candidates until a decision is made at the AGM in May.

For more details, watch Te Kāea at 5:30pm, 7pm with subtitles.