The Green party farewell for Jeanette Fitzsimons was an occasion for laughter, mild criticism of her working habits (Keith Locke admitting to some consternation as the tasks are being shared out, that there are not enough people to get through the extraordinary daily load that Jeanette has carried), and many old campaigners and staff reminiscing about their time in her orbit.
Cath Delahunty ably MC’d, and as such occasions do, this one seemed to have drawn the party feminists out en masse. Yes, there were blokes in abundance, but I don’t think I’ve been to a green event recently where so many women activists of long-standing were networking in corners. As so many stood up and said, we have had a great mentor in Jeanette, someone who has strengthened the influence of women in the party.
Ok, so now some pictures: