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Gareth Hughes

List member, Green Party

Sworn in to Parliament on 16 February 2010, and gave maiden statement on 24 February 2010.

Most recent appearances in parliament

If this MP has contributed more than once to a debate, only one speech is shown.

Fisheries Management System—Confidence (6 Oct 2011)

Question: "Does he have confidence in New Zealand’s fisheries management system, in particular, how it deals with bycatch?"

Road User Charges Bill - In Committee (4 Oct 2011)

Speech: "Kia ora, Mr Chair. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora. Obviously, painstaking research from the member Tau Henare went into his speech on the Road User Charges Bill. Last week was probably dedicated to writing that speech, and members could really tell."

General Debate (28 Sep 2011)

Speech expand: "Kia ora, Mr Speaker. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora. This afternoon Parliament looks set to sign the ACT Party’s ideological solution in search of a problem—the Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill, a member’s bill. The Green Party is ..."

Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill - Third Reading (28 Sep 2011)

Speech expand: "Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora. We stand poised on the brink of ushering in a new dark age for students. There will be a fundamental change to what our universities look like in the coming years. The Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill, ..."

Urgency (27 Sep 2011)

Speech: "I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I just wish to clarify for the House that for Sue Kedgley’s valedictory, approval of the House was given at 2 p.m. today. In voting and opposing the House’s use of urgency, we were not explicitly voting to oppose Sue Kedgley’s valedictory."

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