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ENG: Gareth Thomas Llewelyn Hughes (born 31 October 1981) is a New Zealand politician and member of the Green Party. He took a seat in Parliament as the next person on the Green party list following the retirement of Jeanette Fitzsimons. Political career In the 2008 elections, Hughes stood in the Ōhariu electorate, placing fourth with 7.06% of the vote. However, Hughes was campaigning mostly for the party vote, of which the Green Party gained 9.13%. In 2009 Hughes co-ordinated Greenpeace New Zealand's 'Sign On' campaign, which called for stronger action on climate change. Following the retirement of list MP Jeanette Fitzsimons Hughes was declared elected as the next candidate on the Green party list, ranked at place 11. He was sworn in as an MP on 16 February 2010. He was the ...
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Green MP's nose ran red after game‎

MP Gareth Hughes will have plastic surgery to repair a badly broken nose, busted while playing for the Parliamentary Rugby XV. Hughes, the only Green Party MP in the side, suffered the injury on Monday in a game against a Diplomatic Corps XV in Wellington. The match was a warm-up for the Parliamentary World Cup, starting next Sunday. The broken nose forced him out of yesterday's game against a West Coast invitational team in Greymouth – won by the Coasters 12-0. "I got the ball out of a ruck and started charging it up," Hughes said. "But then I got knocked with some guy's ...

Gareth Hughes Talking About Warm Healthy Rentals

Green Party MP Gareth Hughes is touring universities to promote his new member’s bill that will help ensure everyone has a warm home. Tomorrow Gareth will be in Dunedin talking to students about the substandard housing they have to live in. Gareth will also be touring cold flats in Dunedin between 3.30 and 4.30pm and will be staying the night in another cold flat - 620 Great King Street (by the University).Adequate housing is an essential that all New Zealanders should be guaranteed. We know that there are a lot of cold damp rentals out there and that lots of people have to live in them ...

Infrastructure Bill - Gareth Hughes discusses

Location: ParliamentGARETH HUGHES (Green): Kia ora, Mr Deputy Speaker. I am happy to take a call on this legislation tonight. It is mostly common sense.I want to talk about a couple of loves of mine: rugby and the Rugby World Cup. In less than 500 days the world cup kicks off, and it will be the biggest ever event for New Zealand to host, but also a good time for infrastructure opportunities, and a chance we could have taken advantage of to leverage our natural assets and actually built our prosperity. It is a big deal because the world cup is part of the Government's five infrastructure ...

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Drop in royalties to Government - NZResources.com (subscription)
Drop in royalties to GovernmentNZResources.com (subscription)But Green Party energy spokesman Gareth Hughes typically said the drop in royalties showed it was an industry that was not worth backing, despite Government efforts to encourage investment. “It shows that National's 'drill it, mine it, frack it ...and more »
$367 m Contact pay-out shows cash comes before customers - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
$367 m Contact pay-out shows cash comes before customersScoop.co.nz (press release)“The National Government has let the electricity market get away on them, and consumers are suffering as a result,” Green Party energy spokesperson Gareth Hughes said. “The Government's only response is to tell people to shop around but the electricity ...and more »
Alarm bells over science research funding - Radio New Zealand
Radio New ZealandAlarm bells over science research fundingRadio New ZealandGreen Party Science Spokesperson Gareth Hughes said the comments from Sir Peter showed a worrying trend. "This was also a concern by Sir Paul Callaghan that if you pick particular winners, you may be picking the wrong one. "The way the government ...
'Eyes of the Totem': Long-lost silent movie from 1920s Tacoma is found - Bellingham Herald
'Eyes of the Totem': Long-lost silent movie from 1920s Tacoma is foundBellingham HeraldAnne Cornwall, Gareth Hughes and Bert Woodruff would play supporting roles. The villain would be played by veteran Western actor Tom Santschi. The star – the totem pole beggar – would be Wanda Hawley. Hawley was known to Tacomans not only from ...and more »

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