Gareth Hughes

Gareth Hughes is a Wellington-based Green Party MP who’s passionate about healthy oceans, clean energy and nerdy tech stuff. When he’s not keeping the Government honest in Parliament, he’s at home with his two kids, Arlo and Zoe, and wife Meghan.

Jun 13, 2019

Ludicrous but true: mining consent decisions don't factor in greenhouse emissions

Those trying to oppose an "ambitious" offshore drilling project on the grounds of climate change are out of luck.

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Jan 14, 2019

Rodeo is animal cruelty dressed up as entertainment

Animals shouldn’t be dying in the name of 'entertainment', writes Green Party animal welfare spokesperson Gareth Hughes. It's time to ban rodeo in New Zealand.

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Sep 18, 2018

Parliament can’t keep ignoring the New Zealand Wars

As the second annual commemoration of the New Zealand Wars approaches, Green MP Gareth Hughes lays down a wero for his fellow MPs.

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Aug 23, 2018

The ’Straya spills prove that MMP was one of the best decisions NZ ever made

Green MP Gareth Hughes reports from Australia, where the seemingly never-ending political upheaval is getting in the way of big decisions – like what to do about climate change.

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Dec 3, 2016

Playground politics: the Greens’ Gareth Hughes on navigating life as an MP and a dad

Most parents have to balance the needs of their family with the demands of their job, but working as an MP comes with special challenges, as Green MP Gareth Hughes explains.

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