Chris Trotter

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Chris Trotter is married to Francesca Holloway.

Kirk Legacy Seminar

The Labour Party will formally acknowledge the work of Sir Owen Woodhouse at a presentation at the Kirk Legacy Seminar to be held at Auckland Girls Grammar School on Saturday, November 3rd, announced Paul Chalmers, Labour Party Regional Reresentative.

At 96 years old, Sir Owen will be speaking at the event and will be presented with a token of appreciation by the Leader of the Party, David Shearer and ACC spokesperson, Andrew Little.

"We are honoured to have Sir Owen at the Kirk Legacy Seminar. "Norm Kirk ensured that when the scheme started under his government, it was true to Sir Owen's original proposal". said Andrew Little. "This a moment in time when we can reflect on the on both the contribution of both Kirk Government and one of its finest achievements, ACC."

The Kirk Legacy Seminar is being held to commemorate the achievements of the Kirk Government of 1972 - 1975. Speakers include Bob Harvey and Hamish Keith, biographers Margaret Hayward and Dave Grant, commentator Colin James, Green MP Kennedy Graham, Labour MPs Jacinda Ardern and Nanaia Mahuta, Historian Gerard Hill, and Rev Bob Scott and lecturer Mike Law, Panelists Bob Tizard, Judy McGregor and Chris Trotter.[1]

Socialism 2000

In May 2000 Grant Morgan was a speaker with Chris Trotter at SWO's Socialism 2000 hui at Metro College, Auckland. Morgan spoke on "Activism Under a Social Democratic Government".


Between 1983 and 1989 Chris Trotter was a member of Dunedin’s Castle Street Branch of the Labour Party – the university branch founded by Austin Mitchell in the 1960s.


In May 1994, Grant Robertson ran a session on public speaking at an Aotearoa Youth Network run activists workshop in Dunedin. Peace activist Warren Thomson, well known Dunedin activist Allan Cumming and commentator Chris Trotter also ran sessions.


Chris Trotter was affiliated with the Workers Communist League.