Lo­gie has a few hid­den tal­ents

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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.

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Jan Lo­gie shares her spe­cial tal­ents. Green can­di­date for Mana Jan Lo­gie.

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