Danna started her activism publicising the difficulties faced by people living in remote rural areas. She lobbied successfully for better mail, TV, and school bus services.

She has been very involved in issues relating to equal opportunities for women, including pay equity. She was Chair of the Government’s National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (NACEW) and went to Australia on an ANZAC fellowship to study Equal Employment Opportunities. She was involved in the establishment of a Women’s Refuge in the Wairarapa.

Danna has had a number of senior roles in the Green Party, including managing their Parliamentary Office for four years and working as Executive Secretary for Green Co-leader, Rod Donald.

Mrs Glendining has lived in Taupo fifteen months. She is an active member of Taupo’s Creative Fibre group and Te Puawai o Te Raranga Roopu / flax weaving group at Waitahanui.

Contact: Danna Glendining 027 784 0898, danna.glendining@greens.org.nz