Catherine Delahunty( Women And Water)

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Speaker: Catherine Delahunty 

Date: 24 September,2018

Catherine Delahunty has been activist all her adult life in Environmental issues, Social justice  and Recognition of Indigenous Rights. She was Co-ordinator of Anti Gold Mining campaign group Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki for 3 years and has been a member of the group for 30 years. She worked for Greenpeace from 1993 - 1996 as a community outreach campaigner and as a Toxics Campaigner. Catherine has been Conservation Resource Management , Indigenous rights and Social Justice Tutor for Kotare Trust ( School for Social Change) and number of tertiary institutions.She was elected to Parliament as a Green MP in Dec 2008 and served 3 terms until September 2017. Her portfolios includes Education, Support for Indigenous rights, Toxics, Disability rights and Freshwater. She was the champion for the Free West Papua campaign in Parliament and remains active in the issue today.  She has campaigned on water issues such as Challenging Pulp, Paper mill and Dairy industry pollution for many years. Catherine is also a fiction writer and occasional blogger. She has created her own sell out show with her director sister, about Parliament "Question Times Blues”. She is active in local issues in her home area, The Hauraki/Coromandel and Nationally. She has a Daughter and a Grandson and lives with her partner veteran campaigner Gordon Jackman in the Kauaeranga Valley near Thames.

Catherine Delahunty (Women and Water )