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National killed the radio station

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Broadcasting, Democracy, dunedin, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Media, Opposition News, Politics, Public broadcasting, public service broadcasting, Radio New Zealand, Radio NZ, RNZ  /  Comments Off on National killed the radio station

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National killed the radio station The Buggles song ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ probably isn’t the best comparison but National’s anti-public broadcasting ideology is slowing starving our only public broadcaster, RNZ. As it once again demonstrated over the recent earthquakes, it’s a national treasure that […]

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Desperate marketing from the fossil fuel industry

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, advertising, clean energy, Climate Change, Coal, dirty energy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, Energy, Environment & Resource Management, fossil fuels, Gareth Hughes, gas, Green Party, Marketing, oil, Opposition News, PEPANZ, Politics, renewable energy, solar, The Issues, wind power  /  Comments Off on Desperate marketing from the fossil fuel industry

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Desperate marketing from the fossil fuel industry The oil and gas industry has launched a marketing campaign in New Zealand to try and convince people how great its dirty fossil fuel products are. I’m not surprised. The fossil fuel industry is no stranger to desperate […]

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Report pours cold water on govt renewable energy initiative

Published By   /  January 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean energy, Climate Change, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, Energy, Environment & Resource Management, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, hydro, Judith Collins, NPS, Opposition News, Politics, renewable energy, rma, solar, wind energy, wind power, wind turbines  /  Comments Off on Report pours cold water on govt renewable energy initiative

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Report pours cold water on govt renewable energy initiative The Government’s National Policy Statement on Renewable Energy Generation has been slammed as ineffective by an official report. Ten years ago, the previous Government began work on developing a National Policy Statement (NPS) on Renewable Energy […]

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Well, THAT happened: Gareth Hughes reflects on 2016

Published By   /  December 31, 2016  /  2016, 2017, 24/7 News, clean energy, end 2016, Faster Into Homes, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, john key, Opposition News, podcast, Politics, solar, The Issues, urewera  /  Comments Off on Well, THAT happened: Gareth Hughes reflects on 2016

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Well, THAT happened: Gareth Hughes reflects on 2016 The end of the year! 2016 has been…a mixed bag – Trump-ism, losing Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen et al, and the creeping malaise of a tired government. Green Party MP Gareth Hughes shares his year. My highlight […]

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New energy strategy a missed opportunity

Published By   /  December 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, carbon emissions, clean energy, Climate Change, Economy, Work, & Welfare, EECA, electricity, Energy, Environment & Resource Management, Fonterra, fossil fuel, fossil fuels, Gareth Hughes, Genesis, Green Party, greenhouse gas emissions, national, Nova Energy, Opposition News, Paris Climate Agreement, Parliament, Politics, renewable energy, Simon Bridges, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on New energy strategy a missed opportunity

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: New energy strategy a missed opportunity You’d be forgiven for not noticing that the Government published a new draft energy strategy this week. It’s basically the same as the old energy strategy, which they published in 2011, but with one new target around industrial process […]

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Start game jobs – insert policy

Published By   /  November 11, 2016  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, exports, film, Gaming, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, ICT, jobs, melbourne, Opposition News, Politics, smart green economy, Steven Joyce, The Issues, video games  /  Comments Off on Start game jobs – insert policy

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Start game jobs – insert policy This year, games expo PAX celebrated its third year in Australia. I was lucky enough to attend as part of Melbourne International Games Week. I was there to meet a number of industry players and research the significant number […]

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Start new game jobs – insert policy

Published By   /  November 4, 2016  /  24/7 News, Australia, Economy, Work, & Welfare, exports, Gaming, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, ICT, jobs, Opposition News, Politics, smart business, smart green economy, video games  /  Comments Off on Start new game jobs – insert policy

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Start new game jobs – insert policy I’m pretty excited. I’m off to Melbourne today to attend the Southern Hemisphere’s largest interactive media and games conference – PAX – to research supporting our games export industry. Gareth Hughes launches the Green Party’s ICT policy in […]

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Block the offer – Canterbury

Published By   /  November 2, 2016  /  24/7 News, block offer, canterbury, Christchurch, Christchurch City Council, Climate Change, deep sea oil, deep sea oil drilling, deepwater horizon, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Eugenie Sage, fossil fuels, Gareth Hughes, gas, gas exploration, Green Party, greenhouse gas, Health & Wellbeing, hectors dolphin, kaikoura, Ngai Tahu, oil drilling, oil exploration, Oil Free Otautahi, oil spill, Opposition News, Politics, stop deep sea oil  /  Comments Off on Block the offer – Canterbury

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Block the offer – Canterbury Today, Christchurch City Council considered the National-led Government’s Block Offer 2017 proposal to tender for permits which allow companies to explore for oil and gas in New Zealand, including off the Canterbury coast . Thankfully, the City Council voted by […]

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Tarawera – Swimmable or the Black Drain?

Published By   /  November 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Bay of Plenty, bop, Catherine Delahunty, Conservation, Freshwater, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, river, swimmable rivers, tarawera, The Issues, Treaty of Waitangi  /  Comments Off on Tarawera – Swimmable or the Black Drain?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tarawera – Swimmable or the Black Drain? Last week Gareth and I went rafting down a rapid past local rangatahi swimming in the pristine fresh water of the upper Tarawera River. It was so much fun. But below the Ogi and Norske Skogg pulp and […]

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Public should get a say on new Waikato power station

Published By   /  October 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, clean energy, Climate Change, dirty energy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, Energy, Environment & Resource Management, fossil fuels, fracking, Gareth Hughes, gas, Green Party, Nick Smith, Nova Energy, Opposition News, Paris Climate Agreement, Parliament, Politics, pwoer plant, renewable energy, Resource Management Act, rma, The Issues, waikato  /  Comments Off on Public should get a say on new Waikato power station

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Public should get a say on new Waikato power station I had an opinion piece published in the Waikato Times about a controversial proposal to build a new gas-fired power station. It’s not on their website yet, so here it is: If you think the […]

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Stop the unfair solar charges

Published By   /  October 7, 2016  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, Environment & Resource Management, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, solar, solar energy, solar homes, solar power  /  Comments Off on Stop the unfair solar charges

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Stop the unfair solar charges We’ve had some pretty decent solar spills lately and, unlike the Rena spill, the impacts are simply a lovely day and clean energy. Greenpeace has a good write-up on Stuff Nation on why solar is a great technology for New […]

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Stand up for the environment we love – say no to seabed mining

Published By   /  October 6, 2016  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Environmental Protection agency, EPA, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, KASM, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining, Maui's dolphins, Mauis dolphin, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, seabed mining, trans-tasman resources  /  Comments Off on Stand up for the environment we love – say no to seabed mining

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Stand up for the environment we love – say no to seabed mining It’s the place where the world’s largest whales feed and the smallest dolphins live, so why would we risk it with experimental seabed mining? Submissions are currently open on Trans-Tasman Resources’ (TTR) […]

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Burning more gas shows system is broken

Published By   /  September 26, 2016  /  24/7 News, Campaign, clean energy, Climate Change, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, Emissions Trading Scheme, Energy, Environment & Resource Management, ETS, fossil fuels, fracking, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Nova Energy, Opposition News, Paris Climate Agreement, Parliament, Politics, renewable energy  /  Comments Off on Burning more gas shows system is broken

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Burning more gas shows system is broken How is it that New Zealand is supposed to be playing our part in the global mission to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, yet Nova Energy is proposing to build more fossil fuel-burning power […]

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Electricity transmission pricing proposal – put it in reverse

Published By   /  September 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, Campaign, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, electricity authority, electricity prices, EMA, Environment & Resource Management, fairness, Federated Farmers, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, power prices, The Issues, transmission pricing methodology  /  Comments Off on Electricity transmission pricing proposal – put it in reverse

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Electricity transmission pricing proposal – put it in reverse If you believe the tale some economists tell that we’re all rational individual profit maximisers navigating our way through the market of life you’d be very surprised to read a survey just out. A collection of […]

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The local impacts of new polluting power plant

Published By   /  September 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, Campaign, clean energy, Climate Change, dirty energy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, fossil fuels, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, greenhouse gas emissions, James Shaw, Nova Energy, Opposition News, Otorohunga, Parliament, Pirongia, Politics, Resource Management Act, waikato  /  Comments Off on The local impacts of new polluting power plant

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The local impacts of new polluting power plant The view towards Mt Pirongia from a home that will be affected by the proposed power plant Today I met with locals living rurally near Otorohanga, south Waikato, who will be affected by Nova Energy’s plan to […]

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More oil drilling in Maui’s dolphin sanctuary

Published By   /  September 20, 2016  /  24/7 News, Anadarko, Apache, block offer, clean energy, Climate Change, deep sea drilling, deep sea oil, deep sea oil drilling, Energy, fossil fuel, fossil fuels, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Maui's dolphins, Mauis dolphin, mining, oil, oil drilling, Opposition News, Parliament, Petrobras, Politics, Simon Bridges, The Issues  /  Comments Off on More oil drilling in Maui’s dolphin sanctuary

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: More oil drilling in Maui’s dolphin sanctuary I remember a time when the Government launched its annual oil and gas block offers with a big song and dance and much fanfare. As key a plank in National’s economic strategy, the releasing of onshore and offshore […]

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Moratorium on seabed mining needed

Published By   /  September 19, 2016  /  24/7 News, Chatham Rock Phosphate, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Environmental Protection agency, EPA, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Iron sands, maui dolphin, Maui's dolphins, Ngati Ruanui, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, seabed mining, Taranaki, trans-tasman resources, whales  /  Comments Off on Moratorium on seabed mining needed

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Moratorium on seabed mining needed Today at Parliament, I accepted a petition signed by more than 6,000 people calling for a moratorium on seabed mining. This is also the day Trans-Tasman Resources’ (TTR) second application attempt to mine the seabed of the South Taranaki Bight […]

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Greens call on Minister to “call in” new polluting power plant

Published By   /  September 17, 2016  /  24/7 News, Campaign, Climate Change, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, Environment & Resource Management, fracking, Gareth Hughes, gas, Green Party, Huntly, Nick Smith, Opposition News, Paris, Parliament, Politics, rma, solar, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Greens call on Minister to “call in” new polluting power plant

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Greens call on Minister to “call in” new polluting power plant The Green Party launched a campaign on Friday to stop the proposed construction of a new gas-fired power plant in South Waikato that would increase greenhouse gas emissions, causing climate change. Nova Energy has […]

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125 new jobs is no game

Published By   /  September 15, 2016  /  24/7 News, dunedin, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Gaming, Gareth Hughes, green jobs, Green Party, ICT, jobs, Opposition News, Overseas Investment, Politics, tech, video games  /  Comments Off on 125 new jobs is no game

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: 125 new jobs is no game It’s fantastic to hear today Dunedin-based game developer RocketWerkz has received substantial investment from the Chinese company Tencent and looks to employ an additional 125 people. You could say they’ve unlocked the next level. I’m a big supporter of […]

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Time to halt flawed, ideological electricity grid pricing proposal

Published By   /  September 13, 2016  /  24/7 News, clean energy, distributed generation, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, electricity authority, electricity prices, Energy, Environment & Resource Management, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, power prices, solar, solar power, transmission pricing methodology, wind energy, wind power  /  Comments Off on Time to halt flawed, ideological electricity grid pricing proposal

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Time to halt flawed, ideological electricity grid pricing proposal You know your proposal has probably got something seriously wrong with it when you have councils, lines companies, businesses, chambers of commerce, Federated Farmers and the Green Party opposed. Does the Electricity Authority know it though? […]

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