Gareth Hughes – Green Candidate Number 11

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The last of our series of candidate videos for now is of Gareth Hughes.  Every time I write something about Gareth on this blog it seems to draw lots of readers and lots of comments so I suspect this post will be eagerly anticipated. 

Gareth grew up in Gisborne, where he was interested in cars and rugby before moving to Wellington, to study religious studies and history. At Victoria University, Gareth became a vegetarian and developed a passion for environmental campaigning. He worked for Greenpeace New Zealand and Australia from 2000-2005. During that time, he was a volunteer activist on the Climbing action team member and a Boat action team member. Gareth was a crew member of the Rainbow Warrior on the 2004 Bottom Trawling expedition. He worked for Greenpeace in various roles for 5 years. He currently works as the Green Party climate campaigner.

Sadly this video below does not include his classic ‘I don’t remember Roger Douglas’ riff from the same speech – but the edited bit we have got is also uplifting.

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Published in Campaign | Video by frog on Tue, July 8th, 2008   

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