Logie has a few hidden talents
Ahead of this year’s election, we asked the Green Party’s Mana candidate Jan Logie the not-so-hard questions.
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A JOB?
I’m a Member of Parliament with the Green Party. I amour spokesperson for Social Development, State Services, women, Rainbow issues, Community and Voluntary Sector, and Local Government.
WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB
Representing communities and people doing amazing work, especially when we get money or a law or policy change that helps them do their work. That’s pretty inspiring.
WHAT’S THE WORST?
Probably question time. It’s like the worst play you’ve ever been to!
WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I used to play the trumpet.
HOW DO YOU RELAX?
In summer, body boarding, in winter, hot yoga. I also just enjoy hanging out with my partner Kath and the kids.
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WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU IN THE WEEKENDS?
Wherever I’ve been sent for work. MPs don’t really have weekends!
DO YOU HAVE SPECIAL TALENTS?
Advocating fiercely, ice skating, and consistently being on the losing quiz team.
IF YOU COULD INVITE THREE PEOPLE TO DINNER - LIVING OR DEAD - WHO WOULD THEY BE?
I was going to say Ghandi, Te Whiti and Archibald Baxter to talk about peaceful revolutions but then I decided translation and food might be a bit tricky. So I decided to go local, break the rules and invite all the co-ordinators of community services in Porirua because these people are doing amazing work for our community and deserve a flash dinner.
FAVOURITE PLACE IN PORIRUA?
Titahi Bay, Pukerua Bay, the Harbour, Cannons Creek Lake Reserve, Pataka… how would anyone choose a favourite?
IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
The ability to create world peace, because then there would be no need for any other power.
WHAT SCARES YOU?
Climate change and inequality.
WHOWOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE ABOUT YOUR LIFE?
I’d like to imagine Robyn Malcolm, but it’s more likely to be a B grade movie and an unknown actor!
WHATWAS YOUR HIGHLIGHT OF 2016?
Getting my Bill to create workplace protections for victims of domestic violence drawn from the parliamentary ballot, which meant it could pass its first reading with unanimous support earlier this year. There is so much more we can do as a society to end domestic violence and support victims. My Bill is an opportunity to save lives, and in my view it doesn’t get better than that.
WHAT THREE THINGS WOULD YOU TAKE IF YOU WERE GOING TO BE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND?
The extended family, a solar battery charged phone, and a knife.
Jan Logie shares her special talents. Green candidate for Mana Jan Logie.