|14th Minister of Conservation|
26 October 2017
|Minister for Land Information|
26 October 2017
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament|
for Green party list
10 December 2011
|Born||1958 (age 60–61)|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Relations||Pat Suggate (father-in-law)|
Eugenie Meryl Sage (born 1958) is a New Zealand politician and environmentalist. Since the 2011 election, she has been a Green Party list MP in the House of Representatives and currently serves as the Minister of Conservation and Land Information, as well as holding the Associate Minister for the Environment portfolio.
|New Zealand Parliament|
Sage was a field officer and spokesperson for Forest and Bird before being elected as councillor for the Selwyn-Banks Peninsula Regional Constituency of Environment Canterbury at the 2007 local elections. She lost her seat when the Environment Canterbury Council were replaced by Commissioners on 1 May 2010.
Sage contested the Selwyn electorate at the 2011 general election for the Green Party. Although she did not win the electorate, she was ranked at sixth on the party's list. The Green Party received sufficient votes to return 14 list members and Sage was elected to Parliament. In addition to her caucus responsibilities as her party's spokesperson on Christchurch, conservation, environment, land information, local government, resource management issues, and water, Sage serves as deputy chairperson of the local government and environment committee.
In the 2014 election, Sage contested the Port Hills electorate and was returned to Parliament again via the Green Party list. Following the 2017 election, Sage assumed the ministerial portfolios for Conservation and Land Information, and Associate Minister for the Environment.