Scoop Tribute: Rod Donald Remembered
The Scoop Team has compiled reportage of Rod Donald's recent career and also coverage of his funeral, cause of death, and tributes.
This ensemble remembers the Zimbabwe Cricket Tour issue, his speeches on FTAs and justice. Includes audio and video.
Speech On Zimbabwe - Rod Donald was an outspoken critic of injustice. In July of this year he spearheaded public opposition to sporting
contacts with Zimbabwe and attempted to halt a tour of that country by New Zealand Cricket's Black Caps. The tour went
ahead, but not before Rod Donald spoke to a large crowd in Auckland. See… (text) Rod Donald Speech: "It's Just Not Cricket"
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Green Party co-leader, Rod Donald, died in the early hours of Sunday, November 6. His funeral was held at the Christchurch Cathedral. Scoop pays tribute
to Rod Donald presenting this account of recent news items, leading with this video taken with those who packed
Christchurch Square listening to the service that was taking place inside the Cathedral.
Pathologist Finds Viral Myocarditis Cause Rod Donald's Death
- Christchurch pathologist Martin Sage has today released his finding in the cause of Rod Donald's death. In a letter
to Mr Donald's partner Nicola Shirlaw he said in his opinion the cause of death was viral myocarditis. See... Statement from Nicola Shirlaw: Rod Donald's death
Nandor Is Back – 'With A Vengeance'
- Nandor Tanczos will be taking a seat as a Member of Parliament for the Green Party of Aotearoa / New Zealand. "Rod
Donald's death is an enormous blow, personally and politically, but the work continues. Rod always encouraged me to be
myself within the constrained environment of Parliament and I intend to do that, with a vengeance," Nandor says. See... Nandor's decision
Huge Internet Demand For Donald's Funeral - Infomercials on TVNZ
- Television New Zealand may be regretting its decision not to broadcast Rod Donald's funeral live on free-to-air
television after its interactive services division struggled to cope with massive viewer demand. On TVNZ's Channel One,
instead of Rod Donald's funeral, during the period of the funeral viewers were treated to the final half hour of Good
Morning followed by an episode of the quintessential daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. On TV2 the state
broadcaster was playing infomercials. See…. Rod Donald Funeral Rivals Election In Net Ratings
Rod Donald: Heart Attack Ruled Out As Cause Of Death
- Tributes And News Items... - Green Party co-leader Rod Donald died Saturday night at around midnight at his home in St Martins, Christchurch. Mr
Donald had been ill with an infection. It was first believed that a heart attack had caused his death. However, an
autopsy has ruled this out. See... FULL COVERAGE: Tributes To Rod Donald
Green MP Keith Locke and Rod Donald celebrate Ahmed Zaoui's release on bail outside the Wellington High Court.
Speech: Rod Donald On Free Trade
- Time and time again apologists for free trade fail to provide empirical evidence of the benefits to New Zealand of
making our domestic economy more vulnerable and more dependent on the global marketplace. It is increasingly apparent
that FTIAs have become a form of cargo cult – somehow markets will magically open up all around world as soon as we sign
up to bilateral FTIAs. The Nats hold that fixation with religious fervour and the disease now afflicts Labour-Alliance
Government even though, in their hearts and heads the, Alliance knows better. See… Free trade lies! - Rod Donald Speech Notes: Wednesday, 20 June 2001