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Gareth Hughes MP
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 09:34

Kia ora, Mr Assistant Speaker. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou, kia ora. I rise to take a call on the Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. I do not know whether there has ever been a more misnamed bill put in front of this House. This bill is not about energy innovation; this is about energy tinkering around the margins. This is about energy bureaucracy. This is not about energy innovation. I do not even know whether the Minister has actually looked up in the dictionary what the definition of "innovation" is, because it is not contained in this legislation.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 17:12

​Tēnā koe, Mr Chair. Thank you for calling me on this bill, the Trade (Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) Amendment Bill. We would like to talk to the general provisions in Part 1 of the bill. The purpose of the Act is to enable New Zealand to apply anti-dumping and countervailing duties. Actually, the purpose of this amendment is why the Government should not apply anti-dumping. We are deeply concerned over this bill and have expressed that concern in the committee process.

Gareth Hughes MP
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:28

Kia ora, Mr Chair. Ngā mihi ki a koutou. Kia ora. I rise to take a call on the review of the Treasury part of this debate. I want to focus, in particular, in page 11, which is the alternatives to GDP - discussion that James Shaw had in the committee, and which is in the report with the Prime Minister.

Gareth Hughes MP
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 14:34

Kia ora. Nga mihi nui, kia koutou, kia ora.

On behalf of the Green Party, it’s inspiring to march with you as part of a global movement, standing up for science.

It’s great to be here with you today because when you look around the world, the state of science is concerning: Donald Trump is gagging scientists, we see the rise of ‘alternative facts’ and a real strain in science funding.

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 16:44


Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM (Green): I move, That the House note the report entitled Net Zero in New Zealand: Scenarios to achieve domestic emissions neutrality in the second half of the century prepared by Vivid Economics on behalf of GLOBE-NZ. I seek leave to table the report.

Gareth Hughes MP
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:04

GARETH HUGHES (Green) to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does she agree with Dr Russel Norman, who said that section 101B(1)(c) of the Crown Minerals Act 1991, known as the Anadarko Amendment, was "put in place by the Government to protect the interest of big oil and to stifle dissent"?