Mojo Mathers

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Mojo Celeste Mathers (née Minrod, born 23 November 1966) is a New Zealand politician and a former member of the New Zealand House of Representatives.wikipedia
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50th New Zealand Parliament

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Mathers was elected to the 50th term of Parliament, becoming the country's first deaf Member of Parliament.
The next person on the Green Party list, Mojo Mathers (a new MP), took the seat.

Malvern Hills Protection Society

She became known through her involvement with the Malvern Hills Protection Society and helped prevent the Central Plains Water Trust's proposal to build a large irrigation dam in Coalgate.
Mojo Mathers is among the Society's founding members.

H. L. A. Hart

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Her grandfather was the legal philosopher H. L. A. Hart.
Hart's granddaughter Mojo Mathers became New Zealand's first deaf Member of Parliament in 2011.

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand

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She has been a senior policy advisor to the Green Party since 2006 and has stood for the party in the last three general elections.

2008 New Zealand general election

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In 2008 she was ranked 13th and contested Christchurch East, winning 1,843 votes.

2005 New Zealand general election

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Mathers first stood for Parliament in the 2005 election in the Rakaia electorate, when she was ranked 16th on the Green Party list, winning 1,631 votes.

2011 New Zealand general election

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At the 2011 general election, she was number 14 on the list, and stood again in Christchurch East.
The election was notable for the entry in Parliament of New Zealand's first ever profoundly deaf MP, Mojo Mathers, number 14 on the Green Party's list.

Christchurch East

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In 2008 she was ranked 13th and contested Christchurch East, winning 1,843 votes.

2019 New Year Honours (New Zealand)

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In the 2019 New Year Honours, Mathers was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to people with disabilities.

New Zealand House of Representatives

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Mojo Celeste Mathers (née Minrod, born 23 November 1966) is a New Zealand politician and a former member of the New Zealand House of Representatives.

Central Plains Water

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She became known through her involvement with the Malvern Hills Protection Society and helped prevent the Central Plains Water Trust's proposal to build a large irrigation dam in Coalgate.

Coalgate, New Zealand

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She became known through her involvement with the Malvern Hills Protection Society and helped prevent the Central Plains Water Trust's proposal to build a large irrigation dam in Coalgate. Her interest in political environmentalism began when she settled in Coalgate, a village in Canterbury region in New Zealand.

Hearing loss

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Mathers was elected to the 50th term of Parliament, becoming the country's first deaf Member of Parliament.

Muddy Waters

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Her parents named her after the Muddy Waters' 1957 version of the song "Got My Mojo Working".

Got My Mojo Working

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Her parents named her after the Muddy Waters' 1957 version of the song "Got My Mojo Working".

Environmental vegetarianism

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In her personal life, she "strive[s] to reduce [her] personal impact on the environment by being vegetarian, supporting GE free, non-toxic, organic, fair trade and local, [and] using public transport".

Genetic engineering

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In her personal life, she "strive[s] to reduce [her] personal impact on the environment by being vegetarian, supporting GE free, non-toxic, organic, fair trade and local, [and] using public transport".

Organic food

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In her personal life, she "strive[s] to reduce [her] personal impact on the environment by being vegetarian, supporting GE free, non-toxic, organic, fair trade and local, [and] using public transport".

Fair trade

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In her personal life, she "strive[s] to reduce [her] personal impact on the environment by being vegetarian, supporting GE free, non-toxic, organic, fair trade and local, [and] using public transport".

Lip reading

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She is not, however, mute, and is a lipreader.

New Zealand Sign Language

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She only began to make significant use of Sign Language in the late 2000s (saying she had "found it very useful for some situations"), preferring to lipread and communicate orally before that.

Canterbury, New Zealand

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Her interest in political environmentalism began when she settled in Coalgate, a village in Canterbury region in New Zealand.

New Zealand Parliament

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Mathers first stood for Parliament in the 2005 election in the Rakaia electorate, when she was ranked 16th on the Green Party list, winning 1,631 votes.

Rakaia (New Zealand electorate)

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Mathers first stood for Parliament in the 2005 election in the Rakaia electorate, when she was ranked 16th on the Green Party list, winning 1,631 votes.

Party lists in the 2011 New Zealand general election

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At the 2011 general election, she was number 14 on the list, and stood again in Christchurch East.