Meet the Team

Alan Simmons, President & Co-Leader

Alan Simmons

Alan Simmons launched the Outdoor Party, reflecting his firm belief that the solution to much of the disrespectful and poisonous policies past governments have introduced to the public’s outdoor heritage and environment, is to get into the political arena and start sparring.

His motivation stems from a lifetime involvement in outdoors political issues. For instance, in 1975 Alan was one of three anglers appointed to visit Parliament to cement the “no trout farming” deal under the newly elected government. The agreement has stood the test of time.

And he’s sat on a number of national body executives, boards, NGO and management groups, including the NZ Professional Hunting Guides Association (at one stage as National President), Electricorp Environmental Management Board, NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers and the NZ Professional Fishing Guides Association. Many will know him through his website, the hugely popular New Zealand FishnHunt forum which serves up 10.5 million pages a month.

Some of his past involvement includes:-

  • In 1990 one of twelve appointed by the Conservation Minister to set up the NZ Fish and Game Council as per a new act of Parliament.
  • An elected Councillor for eleven years on several regional Fish and Game councils.
  • For twenty five years a ministerial appointee to the Taupo Fishery Advisory Committee and recently part of a four man team that undertook a Ministerial review of the Taupo Fishery.
  • An executive member of the NZ Professional Fishing Guides Association for twenty seven years and currently an executive member of the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers which represents the collective interests of NZ angling clubs.
  • As a free range hunting guide Alan was at the forefront of an emerging industry, an occupation he loved until it was consumed by Safari park hunting.
  • Author of the first book on Sika Deer Hunting. (“How To Hunt Sika Deer”) as well as starring in many overseas TV fishing & hunting shows. Alan’s latest book  “Born To The Outdoors” has already sold out and is in reprint.
  • Stood as a list MP in the 2011 and 2014 elections as a candidate for United Future and became president of the party leading it through a rebuilding process. He has since resigned so he could build a new party focused on outdoors values.

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Sue Grey LLB (Hons), BSc, RSHDipPHI, Co-Leader

Sue is a self-employed lawyer, strategist, mother of three (Sabrina, Sebastian and Ysabella) and lifelong adventurer, based in Nelson.

Sue’s ground breaking and extensive legal career encompasses:

  • medicinal cannabis law reform.
  • challenging the legality of aerial toxin operations.
  • representing victims of aerial 1080 operations.
  • impact on electro-magnetic radiation on human health.
  • forcing publication of previously secret “NZ Guidelines for Judicial Conduct.”
  • Author of Fisheries Law.

Sue has walked, run, cycled, kayaked and photographed much of New Zealand, run marathons and ultra marathons (including the 67km Kepler Challenge) and traveled extensively, as a backpacker, with her children and for business, through much of the world. She is inspired by nature and the great New Zealand Outdoors.

Sue’s passion is inspiring, educating and empowering communities to help promote community and environmental wellbeing and a fairer, more compassionate world.

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Jenn Haakma, Secretary

My husband Tys and I live on a gorgeous lifestyle block that has me thinking ‘GREEN’

I am mother to a lot of kids that I am so proud of. I worked most of my adult life in advertising and even had a tourism paper – that was a great experience.

And now I feel it is time to make sure our country is left to all children clean, green and a great place to live.

I am so looking forward to working with the Outdoors Party and all it’s members.  

jenn@outdoorsparty.co.nz

 

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Wilf Bearman-Reidel, Board Member and Hutt South Representative

Wilf Bearman-Reidel

I have lived in the seaside village of Eastbourne, Wellington for the last 30 years.

I am a graduate of Victoria University and have a background in real estate, property development and marketing.

My passions are hunting, diving and fishing – generally the outdoor environment.

In the past I have worked for DoC in pest control and marine park management. The latter also involved coastal Pohutukawa preservation (Project Crimson) and the release of Brown Teal duck into the wild.

I have put my name forward to represent the Outdoors Party as I feel that their values and environmental concerns are aligned with many New Zealanders that have been sidelined by the present system. Our cultural values of being able to hunt and fish freely in this country is rapidly being undermined.

Under the present management system the rivers are increasingly de-watered and loaded with nutrients and sediment, our seas harmed by industrial trawling practices discarded plastics. Poisons, such as herbicides and animal toxins are being spread throughout the outdoor environment indiscriminately and our valuable introduced game animals that provide recreation, food and physical challenge are being culled to extinction.

The fishing Quota Management System is focused on indiscriminate bulk harvesting where massive fish dumping of by catch is an acceptable practice in the pursuit of profit and is knowingly tolerated by the responsible Ministries. The recreational fisherman plays second fiddle to the commercial sector and has little or no say in the management of the inshore fishery.

I felt it was time to make a stand and represent the hunters, fishers and outdoor lovers of New Zealand – that is why I’m standing.

It is time that people like you and I became politically charged. This is a war cry: Back the OUTDOORS PARTY and WE WILL BACK YOU.

Ph. Mobile 021 260 6202
Ph. Home 04 568 3464

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Mike Iles.

Board Member. Membership Manager.

Mike is in charge of Members. Please contact Mike if you have any issue regarding membership. 021 483 300

mike@outdoorsparty.co.nz

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I started working at the age of 14, and worked in a wide range of industries, both as an employee, and also as a self-employed business owner. I retired from employment in 2018 and joined The NZ OUTDOORS PARTY due to my ongoing interest in politics.

My Goals:

1. To address the “Lies and Deception”, which have increasingly, invaded New Zealand politics, and every form of New Zealand main stream media,(MSM), over the past decade.

2. Work out plans to address our need to “Clean Up”, the New Zealand, Outdoors, Waterways and Seashores, in order to enforce our countries once “clean green” image, and return our awesome outdoors to the “GEM”, it once used to be, for the benefit of ALL New Zealander’s to enjoy.

As a keen Fisherman and Outdoors person, I enjoy working for and being a member of a political party which has, the New Zealand Outdoors, Conservation, the Environments and Immigration, as just a few of its, major goals, concerns and policies.

Contact; Phone; 021483300 Email; m.a.i.wgtn@protonmail.com

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TRACY LIVINGSTON.

Board member & Health Spokesperson

I was introduced to the 1080 protest movement a few years ago, and when I started to read the science and data behind the “propaganda” and talk with ‘old timers’ like Alan Simmons about their experiences of 1080 in the NZ bush. tracy@livingston.kiwi

I knew that I had to get involved to help stop the use of this horrible and terrifying substance . 60 years of poisoning our native forests is long enough. The Outdoors Party understands the terrible risk we take with exposing ourselves to not just this poison, but all the poisons that affect humans, animals, plants and soil.  My degree in Applied Science means that I have a deep interest in health, not just of people, but the whole environment and how the two are related.  My observation is that our people, especially our children, are less healthy than they were even just 30 years ago. Not just a little bit less healthy, shockingly less healthy. We just can’t continue on this trajectory, our health care system alone will crumble under the financial strain.
We need a holistic approach to heal our country and our people – based on regenerative organic agriculture, natural medicines, healthy and nourishing foods – and this can only be done be taking corporate profits out of the equation when it comes to government decision making.  Instead the Outdoors Party will base decisions on what is good for us Kiwis, not corporations, not just for a three year term but for generations to come.  The Outdoors Party, having absolutely no corporate backers, will go into Parliament to do what it knows to be right.

I taught natural health care for 15 years, ran an osteopathic practise, raised two lovely kids, managed a home and ‘life-style block’ and more recently been engaged in highlighting Government foolishness , such as the TPPA, iatrogenesis and now 1080.

tracy@livingston.kiwi

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Jennie Brown. Board member.

Spokesperson on Education.

Kō Jennie Brown tōku ingoa, nō Tūranganui a Kiwa ahau

Kō Dawn Houlahan tōku mama, nō Makarika ia.

Kō Darin Brown tōku rangatira tᾱne, nō Tūranganui a Kiwa ia

Kō Bowen raua kō Florence ōku tamariki.



My name is Jennie Brown from Gisborne Daughter of Dawn Houlahan from Makarika

Wife of Darin Brown from Gisborne Mother of Bowen and Florence Brown

I was born and raised in the beautiful Tairawhiti/Gisborne. I left NZ in my early twenty’s to travel abroad. During this time I lived in Australia, Papua New Guinea and China. While living in China I began working as an English teacher in Kindergarten. This is where my desire to become a qualified ECE teacher started. I arrived home in 2010 and began studying my Bachelor of Teaching (ECE). Fast forwards to today and I have two tamariki of my own and am working at a Kindergarten in Gisborne.

My interest in politics started when studying the history of Aotearoa/NZ. Having an understanding of our country’s past and the issues we have already experienced should of helped us to create a better future, right? I am concerned that this is not the case and that we are not learning from our past mistakes. A new government is elected and the issues that concern us are never really addressed.

I joined the Outdoors Party to bring about systemic change. I know we have heard this type of talk before but I can promise you we are a party by the people for the people. We want to see Real Democracy. We are not career politicians. We are everyday people wanting things to change.

I am running as the Outdoors Party East Coast candidate. Please join the movement and vote Outdoors Party 2020.

kiwigurljen@hotmail.com

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