FULL COVERAGE: Scoop News - Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald Dies Suddenly
Scoop image: Rod Donald with his youth parliament rep, Rachel Meadowcroft. Image by Scoop's Kevin List.
Green Party co-leader Rod Donald died Saturday night at around midnight at his home in St Martins, Christchurch. Mr Donald had last week been ill with a chest infection. It was first believed that a heart attack had caused his death. However, an autopsy has ruled this out. Further tests are being done to establish the cause of Mr Donald's death.
Mr Donald was well known for his honesty and honourable nature – a man true to his principles and was seen by many as this new Parliament's man of human and community ideals. Mr Donald is survived by his partner Nicola and daughters, Holly, Emma, and Zoe. Rod Donald's public funeral will be held at the Christchurch Cathedral, Thursday, 10:30am, followed by a private burial. See... Green Party co-leader Rod Donald Dies Suddenly & a tribute from Scoop's Rosalea Barker - Farewell to Rod Donald from the San Francisco Bay
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CTU President Says Rod Donald Was A Tireless Advocate - “New Zealand has lost a passionate and tireless advocate for sustainable development and social justice” CTU president Ross Wilson said today. “Rod was a key influence in bringing the Green Party and the union movement closer together and we have worked very closely on many issues over the past four years” Ross Wilson said. See… Rod Donald: passionate and tireless advocateGPJA - Rod Donald – Loss of Social Justice CampaignerQPEC - Rod Donald – A Huge Loss for New Zealand MADENZ - Madenz Salutes The Great Rod Donald Alliance - MMP is Rod Donald’s lasting legacy PSA - Rest in peace Rod Donald ARENA - ARENA Saddened By Rod Donald's Death Maritime Union - Maritime Union pays respects to Rod Donald Rep. Of South Africa - Tribute to Rod DonaldNDU - Rod Donald Helped Shape our Political LandscapeNZNO - Tribute To Mighty Supporter of Workers’ Rights EPMU - Rod Donald was a ‘friend of the house of labour’ Greenpeace - Greenpeace Mourns Passing of Rod DonaldECONZ - Rod Donald’s death a loss to Democracy - ECO Uni Staff - University Staff Mourn Loss of Green Party LeaderNZUSA - Students mourn the loss of Rod DonaldSoil & Health NZ - Rod Donald Will Be MissedAnthony Haas - Rod Donald 1957-2005Marc Alexander - Rod Donald MP Robert Consedine - Rod Donald: Statement from Robert Consedine South African Consulate - Tribute to Rod DonaldCPAG - CPAG Mourns the Loss of Rod DonaldDemocrats for Social Credit - Passing of Rod DonaldCAFCA - Rod Donald's Posthumous Messages Regarding Ideals