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  •   Home > News > Law and Order

    Many are still coming to terms with the death of Green MP Efeso Collins

    Many are still coming to terms with the death of Green MP Efeso Collins


    The 49-year-old died after collapsing at a charity event in Auckland yesterday.

    Parliament has adjourned until Tuesday -- and the Green Party has approached the Speaker about having some bereavement leave for some of its MPs.

    The country hasn't seen a current MP die while the House has been sitting, for about 50 years.

    Collins is set to be replaced by Lawrence Xu-Nan , who ran in the Epsom electorate for the Greens at the election.

    Meanwhile with Greens co-leader James Shaw set to retire from politics soon, Dunedin's Francisco Hernandez is next on the list to replace him.

    Celia Wade-Brown has just come in, to fill the gap left by the departure of Golriz Ghahraman.

    © 2024 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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