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Gareth Hughes MP
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 12:02

Kia ora, Mr Speaker. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora. I am disgusted—disgusted—with what we are seeing tonight, which is National members who care more about the electoral roll than about New Zealanders voting. At a time when we have got the lowest voting in absolute generations, and when the second biggest party in this Parliament would be did not vote at the last election, National is voting against making it easier to vote. I am disgusted with the arguments we have heard tonight, because they are all in electoral and political self-interest not in the national interest.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:39

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 15:36

EUGENIE SAGE (Green): E Te Māngai o Te Whare, tēnā koe. This Budget lacks vision. It lacks ambition to solve the major challenges of our time. I would like to comment briefly on some of those issues in relation to Vote Environment and Vote Primary Industries. We have seen that failure to deal with the really hard issues, in question time today and in terms of what happened with the action outside Parliament in response to Secretary of State Tillerson's visit.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 09:30

Talofa lava, 

I rise to speak about the Budget. To me it is a little bit like a dirty river, occasionally it looks nice and sparkly on the surface but if you dive down into the details it will make you sick. What is more, it is going to, I think, get this Government into trouble.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 09:27

Talofa lava, 

I rise to speak about the Budget. To me it is a little bit like a dirty river, occasionally it looks nice and sparkly on the surface but if you dive down into the details it will make you sick. What is more, it is going to, I think, get this Government into trouble.

Gareth Hughes MP
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 12:04

Kia ora ngā mihi nui kia koutou kia ora

Everyone no doubt has seen the newspaper series featuring headlines like 'I almost lost hope': Woman, 23, lands dream home in Auckland, or How to buy a home before you turn 30: Millennial tradies get a head start or From nothing to two homes, one in Auckland, in two years,It’s a bit like instgramming food in a famine but people are clicking the clickbait because buying a house has gone from normal to unusual.

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 13:27

Tēnā koe e Te Māngai. Is it really too much to ask for a New Zealand business to call for a level playing field so that it can compete internationally, so that our businesses that invest their time, their capital, their skills, often their houses—everything they have—in their businesses are able to succeed in competition with international competitors? That should be the basis of our support for business—the fact that we will make sure that they have the opportunities to compete at least on a level playing field. However, in this world some companies compete unfairly.