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Blueprint for the future

By   /  June 10, 2014  /  Gareth Hughes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

Yesterday I launched a component of the Green Party’s smart green innovation package, Blueprint for the Future – a digital manufacturing strategy for New Zealand. It deals with a range of technologies but the most notable, disruptive, and headline grabbing is 3D printing.

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We can and need to win on September 20

By   /  May 27, 2014  /  Gareth Hughes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

On Sunday night two TV polls showed National on around 50%, Labour around 30% and the Greens around 10%. National is polling high but the outcome is closer than it looks.

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A Green Investment Bank for a green economy

By   /  May 15, 2014  /  Gareth Hughes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

In a nutshell the Green Investment Bank will be a government-owned, for-profit bank. It will partner with the private sector to fund new projects ranging from renewable energy and biofuel production to new clean technologies.

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Shifting sands: the uneven playing field in the battle for West Coast ironsands

By   /  May 5, 2014  /  Gareth Hughes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

The Environmental Protection Authority is about to decide if large-scale seabed mining is to start off the North Island’s West Coast in a precedent-setting case, but the playing field has been tipped against the environment from the start.

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We need to protect our rights online

By   /  April 24, 2014  /  Gareth Hughes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

I have just launched New Zealand’s first crowdsourced Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill, enhancing our human rights laws for the digital age. It’s time to develop positive, rights-affirming Internet law to protect our human rights online and open Internet.

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No fracking solution to climate change

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Gareth Hughes, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Some British tabloids and oil lobbyists have jumped on comments made by an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change author that fracking could play a role in addressing climate change as an argument for it here in Aotearoa, so is fracking a green solution or not? Professor Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chairman of the IPCC said in a […]

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Haere rā Anadarko, Kia ora clean energy

By   /  March 21, 2014  /  Gareth Hughes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

Anadarko is sailing its deep sea rig to the Gulf of Mexico after drilling two very deep wells off the coasts of Raglan and Otago and not finding any oil. All those breathless government claims there could be billions of dollars of oil under our waves have come to nothing.

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TDB welcomes Gareth Hughes: In 2014 we can make history

By   /  March 5, 2014  /  Gareth Hughes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

In my first Daily Blog post I wanted to introduce myself and explain a little about my politics. I’m grateful for the opportunity to engage with you in a conversation on the direction of New Zealand and where you think we can head.

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About Gareth Hughes

By   /  March 4, 2014  /  Gareth Hughes  /  Comments Off on About Gareth Hughes

About Gareth Hughes

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