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on Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 13:55

Taku kuru pounamu e! Tīhei mauriora!

I te tuatahi ka mihi au ki te mana whenua o te rohe nei; Ngāti Whātua ki Ōrakei, tēnā koutou.

Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, e te ti, e te ta, tēnā koutou katoa.

Tēnā koutou kua ikapahi nei ki te hāpai ake ki te kaupapa o tēnei hui.

Kia ora koutou katoa.

To our party members and our supporters – welcome, thank you for being here.

I am thrilled to be standing here before you on what is the last day of our last AGM before we change the government!

James Shaw MP on Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 14:13

He koutu whenua, he take whenua, e kore e taea te riri.

Tīhei mauriora!

(‘A point of land, a base of a hill, cannot be conquered. I breathe the essence of life!)

He mihi nui ki ngā mana whenua o tēnei takiwā, Ngāti Whātua ki Ōrakei, tēnā koutou katoa mō tō manaakitanga.

(Greetings to the mana whenua o this area, Ngāti Whātua ki Ōrakei, thank you so much for your hospitality)

Ki a koutou e te whānau o Te Rōpū Kākāriki, harikoa ana ahau ki te kite i a koutou i tēnei rā.

(To all of you of the Green Party, I am so happy to see you all today)

on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:54

For 15 years I've been told to tone it down.

That for me and our Party to be 'credible,' to be electable, we have to be moderate, middle of the road, less radical. For many years we have struggled with whether that was true.
 
Our own people, members, supporters want us strong, outspoken, speaking truth to power. They also want us in power, in government making good green change.

Are these two things mutually exclusive?
 
It's true that in my 15 years in Parliament we have changed.

James Shaw MP on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:39

Kia tau te rangimārie o te Rangi e tū nei
o Papatūānuku e takoto nei
o te Taiao e awhi nei
ki runga i a tātou.
Tīhei mauri ora!

He mihi nui ki ngā hapū me ngā iwi maha o Te Tau Ihu mō tō manaakitanga i tēnei rā.

He hōnore nui ki te kōrero ki a koutou e pā ana ā mātou kaupapa ki te tiaki i ngā taonga tūturu i tēnei whenua, arā, ngā puna waiora.

Nō reira, tēnā tātou katoa.

Thank you Metiria. For your leadership. For your inspiration. For being a truly great Green.

New Zealand and the Green Party are truly Great Together.

Gareth Hughes MP
Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 11:38

Kia ora, Mr Assistant Speaker. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou, kia ora. I rise to support this bill in its third reading, which establishes the launch regime for companies such as Rocket Lab, which is going to be launching its 17-metre carbon fibre Electron rockets into orbit, something this whole House can join in congratulating.

Eugenie Sage MP on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 15:04

on Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 17:36

BARRY COATES (Green): Tēnā koe e Te Māngai. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. I rise to thank Chris Bishop for bringing this bill to the House. To us, it is a relatively minor change, but a welcome change, to the current regulations. It also gives the chance for us as MPs to look into areas that we do not always look into.

on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 15:51

Tēnā koe e Te Māngai o Te Whare. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. I rise to address this bill. This is about the Supplementary Estimates for the current Budget. Since it is about the Budget, this is about confidence in the current Government. What I wanted to do is go back to the speech from Bill English, when he was Minister of Finance, to look at what the Government's priorities were for this Budget that we are commenting on, and to look at the degree to which the Government has met those priorities and what these revised estimates are therefore about.

Gareth Hughes MP
Gareth Hughes MP on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 09:22

Kia ora. Ngā mihi ki a koutou. Kia ora. Well, you know it is time for a change of Government when even the Government MPs are calling it "9 long years". I do not know how many times Alastair Scott, in the previous contribution, called it 9 long years of National. It felt like 9 years just listening to that speech. If viewers wondered why that last member kept looking up during the speech, he was looking at the clock, because after 9 long years there still was not anything to fill 10 minutes of a speech with.

Gareth Hughes MP
Gareth Hughes MP on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 09:18

Kia ora, Mr Deputy Speaker. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora. I rise to support this bill but I wish there was some independent Office of Parliament we could go to to actually double check the names of legislation before they are passed tonight, because the last thing we should be calling this bill is the Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill because there is not really much innovation in it, there is no innovative thinking.