2018 Executive

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Mona Oliver

Co-Convenor (Female)

Based in Wellington

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Mona started out as an animal activist with SAFE, but struggled when real political change wasn’t occurring. She moved to Wellington to study Political Science and Public Policy in the hopes she could understand why people ignored the suffering of animals and other big issues. She joined Greens at Vic straight away.

In 2016 Mona took over the Greens at Vic as the sole co-convener. The Young Greens helped her find another one; together they built an exec of 8 people! Mona wanted to learn how campus Greens could work on elections in the Green Party, and after meeting the Green Party campaign manager agreed to volunteer for the Australian Greens.

During the election campaign Mona worked as the Student Campaign Coordinator and helped campus groups all over New Zealand to build and campaign. Afterwards though she felt that the party still needed to support Young People (not just in election year) so she joined the Young Greens to help support all of us in the party!

When she’s not volunteering for the Greens and SAFE Mona enjoys adult colouring books and shitty reality television. Please don’t judge her because she loves the escapism that bad television can offer.

Max Tweedie, Young Greens Male Co-Convenor

Max Tweedie

Co-Convenor (Any Gender)

Based in Auckland

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Max began his Green Party journey as Co-Convenor of the Mana Electorate Branch in Wellington. Since then he has campaigned with Jan Logie, sits on the Rainbow Greens exec, and has worked for the Party Office in Wellington.

Max currently works for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation as a Volunteer & Events Officer, as well as the lead on youth. He has previously held roles with World Vision New Zealand as well.

Max’s passion for progressive politics was born out of 2013 Marriage Equality debate, at the stark realisation that human rights weren’t guaranteed, rather they must be fought for. Since then he has endeavoured to work for and volunteer for causes he believes improve the lives of many, and works towards justice for marginalised people across the world. He’s in the Green Party because he believes that revolutionary, progressive structural change is the path forward for this nation, and is looking forward to working with communities across Aotearoa to achieve this. When he’s not working or volunteering, he’s either drinking wine or sleeping.

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Jana Walshe

Secretary

Based in Auckland

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After completing a BSc in 2013, Jana decided to double her student loan and complete a Bachelor of Midwifery. She now works as a midwife in South Auckland.

A long time Green voter, Jana finally became a member of the Green Party in 2017. After seeing first hand the deprivation and poverty of our low socio-economic communities while caring for women & their pepi in her work, Jana became an active volunteer and member of Chlöe Swarbrick’s campaign team; eager for progressive social change. Keen to contribute and continue an active roll in the party, she was elected to the position of Secretary of the Young Green’s Network in 2018.

In her spare time, Jana likes to catch up with friends, read a good book, and bike around Auckland trying out new cafes as a self professed caffeine addict.

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Scout River

Te Tiriti O Waitangi Rep

Based in Dunedin

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Yasmin Prendergast

Auckland/Northern Rep

Based in Auckland

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Danielle Marks

Waikato/North East Rep

Based in Hamilton

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Danielle is currently in the middle of her law and public policy degree at the University of Waikato. Although this does make her sound like a boring person, she promises she isn’t.

Her call to the Green Party came with the in the last term of government as a volunteer within the Kirikiriroa branch and Greens on Campus Waikato.

In her spare time she enjoys sarcastic banter with friends and cooing at pictures of alpacas and cats.

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Stacey Rose

Wellington/Central Rep

Based in Wellington

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Fynn Sawyer

Top of South/Aoraki Rep

Based in Nelson

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Christian Merten

Otago/Deep South & Global Greens Rep

Based in Dunedin

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Christian first became involved with the Green Party after completing his science degree and the beginning of his law degree. At his first meeting he got involved with the local Dunedin election by assisting with the social media campaign. Soon after he joined up with the Otago Campus Greens.

Mid 2016 Christian took up a co-convener role with the Campus Greens and held the role through until the end of 2017. From the beginning of 2017 he was also appointed to the Young Greens Executive as the General Executive for the Deep South, a role he still holds, as well as adding the Global Representative role.

Christian’s family comes from Germany and England and he is bilingual (German). He has also lived in the United States of America for several years. Having travelled abroad, particularly to Europe, Christian takes interest in how other countries tackle issues of sustainability, climate change, poverty/wealth distribution and health. He also grew up around animals for the majority of his life, and is consequently passionate about conservation and animal welfare.

When not volunteering for the Greens Christian is usually studying, training, working or gaming. Perhaps a little too much of the latter.

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Marnie Hubmann

Global Greens Rep (Female)

Based in Wellington

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Marnie is currently studying towards a bachelors degree in Russian, and is also taking courses in Georgian on the side. She is very passionate about travelling to countries that you’d forgotten existed, urban planning, and

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Tim Onnes, Young Greens Social Media Coordinator

Tim Onnes

Social Media Coordinator

Based in Wellington

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At the ripe old age of 29, Tim is an old Young Green (soon to be culled a la Logans Run) with a background in photography and social media communications.

He was heavily involved in the 2017 election as part of Chlöe Swarbricks campaign team and was involved in the most important election of 2017, Bird of the Year, as campaign manager for the mighty Kererū.

When he’s not lurking Facebook tagging people in memes, Tim is an avid tramper and a keen rider of large carbon emitting motorcycles (he’d love to go electric though).

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Finn Jackson

Social Media Coordinator

Based in Christchurch

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Mark Metcalfe, Young Greens Membership Secretary

Mark Metcalfe

Membership Secretary

Based in Wellington

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Mark is a third-year Computer Science and History student, but that doesn’t mean he’s boring! On the contrary, he enjoys collecting postage stamps too. (No, not really)

Growing up in an environmentalist household, he first became a member of the Greens at age 12. Mark usually was aware of Green affairs, but it wasn’t until university he seriously became politically active. After learning about the effects of reforms like Rogernomics and Ruthanasia, he seriously took interest in what eco-socialism had to offer as an alternative to our current system.

Mark spends most of his spare time behind walls of code, bitterly trying to fix whatever mess he has created. When he isn’t coding, you can find him with his head deep in a history book or doco. He built and maintains this website, you can direct all your frustration here.