Prepare yourself New Zealand politics and history nerds. Marilyn Waring will be touching down in the Bay of Plenty as part of this year's Tauranga Arts Festival speaker lineup. At age 22, Waring was the youngest person to enter Parliament in 1975. She went on to be an activist, academic and author of international acclaim. Bay of Plenty Times reporter Jean Bell speaks with Waring ahead of her visit to the Bay.

Conscience and principles.

These are the two reasons Marilyn Waring joined the National Party over 30 years ago.

Waring is known to be a guns-blazing, empowered woman and

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