Eugenie Sage

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Eugenie Sage

Eugenie Sage is a New Zealand Member of Parliament.


Sage graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts in 1983 and gained a Diploma in Journalism from Canterbury University in 1984. She has also studyied (distance learning) for a Diploma in Public Policy at Victoria University’s School of Government.


Sage's career has focused on environmental and resource management and communication. Her first job on leaving university was on the West Coast as a journalist for the former NZ Forest Service. She then moved to Wellington to work, first as a Parliamentary researcher, and then as speech writer and press secretary for Helen Clark, Minister of Conservation and Housing in the Fourth Labour Government.

Since returning to Canterbury in 1990 she worked as a resource management planner, journalist, and environmental advocate, including 13 years as Canterbury/West Coast field officer and then South Island co-ordinator for the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society.

CAFCA connection

CAFCA has had a "productive working relationship with the Greens for the best part of 20 years, going back to the days of Jeanette Fitzsimons and the late Rod Donald".

According to CAFCA's Murray Horton;

Of the new Green MPs, two (Eugenie Sage and Steffan Browning) are longstanding good friends. [1]

The 2012 CAFCA AGM was held at the Christchurch WEA on September 24.

Apologies were accepted from: Jeremy Agar, Bill Rosenberg, Dennis Small, Viola Palmer, Reihana Robinson, Luke Trainor, Grace Taylor, Helen Kingston, Peter Volker, Eugenie Sage, Graham French and Denis O’Connor. The 2011 Minutes were read by the Secretary, Murray Horton, and accepted.[2]