Eugenie Sage

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Eugenie Sage
Eugenie Sage
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Green party list
Assumed office
10 December 2011 (2011-12-10)
Personal details
Born 1957/1958 (age 58–59)[1]
Political party Green
Relations Pat Suggate (father-in-law)

Eugenie Meryl Sage (born 1957/1958) is a New Zealand politician and environmentalist. Since the 2011 election, she has been a Green Party list MP in the House of Representatives.

Political career[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate List Party
2011–2014 50th List 6 Green
2014–present 51st List 4 Green

Sage was a field officer and spokesperson for Forest and Bird[2] before being elected as councillor for the Selwyn-Banks Peninsula Regional Constituency of Environment Canterbury at the 2007 elections.[3] She lost her seat when the Environment Canterbury Council were replaced by Commissioners on 1 May 2010.[4]

In October 2010 she was appointed as a community member to the Selwyn-Waihora Zone Water Management Committee of Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS).[5]

Sage contested the Selwyn electorate at the 2011 general election for the Green Party. Although she did not win the electorate, she was ranked at sixth on the party's list.[6] The Green Party received sufficient votes to return 14 list members and Sage was elected to Parliament. In addition to her caucus responsibilities as her party's spokesperson on Christchurch, conservation, environment, land information, local government, resource management issues, and water, Sage serves as deputy chairperson of the local government and environment committee.[7]

In the 2014 election, Sage contested the Port Hills electorate and was returned to Parliament again via the Green Party list.[8]


  1. ^ Romanos, Amelia (1 November 2011). "Sacked by the Govt and ready to get even". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Eugenie Sage, Committee Member Biographies - Selwyn-Waihora Zone Water Management Committee - Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS), retrieved 4 January 2011.
  3. ^ 2007 Election results announcement 17 October 2007 - ECan website, retrieved 3 January 2011.
  4. ^ Meeting of Environment Canterbury commissioners - ECan website media release 30 April 2010, retrieved 3 January 2011.
  5. ^ Selwyn-Waihora Zone community committee members, 7 October 2010 Media statement - Selwyn-Waihora Zone Water Management Committee - Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS), retrieved 4 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Green Party ranks its candidates". The Press. NZPA. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Eugenie Sage". 15 February 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Mathewson, Nicole; Stylianou, Georgina; Fulton, Tim (20 September 2014). "Labour's Dyson keeps Port Hills". The Press. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 

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