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Rainbow Politicians

A series of profile interviews with past and present rainbow Members of Parliament.

Charles Chauvel
Charles Chauvel from the Labour Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member of Parliament...
Published: October 2012

Chris Carter maiden speech
Listen to the maiden speech of Chris Carter - New Zealand's first openly gay sitting Member of Parliament. The recording is part of the...
Published: March 1994

Elizabeth Kerekere
Elizabeth Kerekere from the Green Party talks to Regis Perez about what it's like to be a Member of Parliament...
Published: November 2022

Georgina Beyer - significant legislation
Georgina Beyer reflects on some of the significant legislation passed during her time in Parliament: the Prostitution Reform Act (2003), Civil Unions Act (2004)...
Published: January 2013

Glen Bennett
Glen Bennett from the Labour Party talks to Regis Perez about what it's like to be a Member of Parliament...
Published: November 2022

Glen Bennett maiden statement in Parliament
The maiden statement of Glen Bennett in Parliament, 9 February 2021...
Published: February 2021

Grant Robertson
Grant Robertson from the Labour Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member of Parliament...
Published: October 2012

Grant Robertson - on his retirement as an MP
At the time of his retirement from national politics, Grant Robertson reflects on his time in Parliament. Grant began working at Parliament in 2001...
Published: April 2024

Jan Logie
Jan Logie from the Green Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member of Parliament...
Published: October 2012

Kevin Hague
Kevin Hague from the Green Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member of Parliament...
Published: September 2012

Louisa Wall
Louisa Wall from from the Labour Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member of Parliament...
Published: October 2012

Marilyn Waring
Marilyn Waring talks about her time as a Member of Parliament from 1975 - 1984. Marilyn talks about being outed by NZ Truth in...
Published: November 2012

Maryan Street
Maryan Street from the Labour Party talks to Benji Watt about what it's like to be a Member of Parliament...
Published: September 2012

Ricardo Menéndez March
Ricardo Menéndez March from the Green Party talks to Regis Perez about what it's like to be a Member of Parliament...
Published: November 2022

Shanan Halbert
Shanan Halbert from the Labour Party talks to Regis Perez about what it's like to be a Member of Parliament...
Published: November 2022

Tangi Utikere
Tangi Utikere from the Labour Party talks to Regis Perez about what it's like to be a Member of Parliament...
Published: November 2022

Tangi Utikere maiden statement in Parliament
The maiden statement of Tangi Utikere in Parliament, 2 December 2020...
Published: December 2020

Tim Barnett
Tim Barnett talks about growing up in the United Kingdom; becoming Britain's "first professional homosexual"; moving to New Zealand and becoming a Member of...
Published: November 2013