Archive for: Gareth Hughes

Greens New Transport Person

Greens New Transport Person

Greens has appointed new MP Julie-Anne Genter as the party’s transport spokesperson. It’s an ideal fit as the American has worked as an urban planning...

Read Full Story »

 
Greens  Announce Auck Transport Policy

Greens Announce Auck Transport Policy

Greens today released its transport policy including funding 60% of Auckland’s CBD Rail Link and stopping the Holiday highway. Transport spokesperson Gareth...

Read Full Story »

 
Greens Release Transport Plans

Greens Release Transport Plans

A Greens government would fund at least 60%, or $1.4 billion of the major missing piece of Auckland infrastructure, a CBD Rail Link. It would also put forward...

Read Full Story »

 
$2m & Fingers To The Beehive

$2m & Fingers To The Beehive

This afternoon the Auckland Council voted to give $2 million to Auckland Transport to progress the CBD Taniwha Rail Link. And as predicted, it voted to make the...

Read Full Story »

 
Hughes Slips On Party List

Hughes Slips On Party List

Disappointing to see Greens’ transport spokesman Gareth Hughes be knocked down one rung on the Greens’ list announced today. A newcomer, former Canterbury...

Read Full Story »

 
Joyce “Clarifies” Meeting Cancellation

Joyce “Clarifies” Meeting Cancellation

Transport Minister Steven Joyce was quizzed in parliament this afternoon over suspicions that the government is trying to stop a Wellington regional motorway project...

Read Full Story »

 
Greens Question Key On Rail

Greens Question Key On Rail

The Greens say Key’s wait-and-see response to Auckland’s call for greater investment into rail is “particularly galling given their commitment...

Read Full Story »

 
Motorways Criticised

Motorways Criticised

Today’s Rail and Maritime union’s annual conference in Wellington was told that the seven roads of national significance will benefit truckies and road...

Read Full Story »

 
Kapiti Expressway Opposition

Kapiti Expressway Opposition

Wellington’s Kapiti expressway debate is hotting up with a three-hour  public meeting attended by 300 people and Labour calling on it to be a local election...

Read Full Story »

 
Joyce: CBD Loop Maybe

Joyce: CBD Loop Maybe

Transport Minister Steven Joyce says forget about rail links to the North Shore or an airport rail link. But he is not adverse to the idea of a CBD rail loop –...

Read Full Story »

 
Joyce On CBD Loop

Joyce On CBD Loop

Transport Minister Steven Joyce refused to commit support today for the CBD rail loop saying he would have to await the business case which will be with him before...

Read Full Story »

 
Video: CBD Loop Campaign

Video: CBD Loop Campaign

Left and right politicians joined forces in a rare united voice this afternoon to help the Greens launch its campaign to hurry up the rail CBD loop. Joining...

Read Full Story »

 
Greens Launch CBD Loop Petition

Greens Launch CBD Loop Petition

Greens MPs Gareth Hughes and Keith Locke this afternoon launched their petition calling on the government to fast track the proposed CBD rail loop. “Auckland...

Read Full Story »

 
Fast-track CBD Loop Campaign

Fast-track CBD Loop Campaign

The Greens are to launch a campaign to fasttrack the Auckland CBD rail loop. Greens transport spokesman Gareth Hughes says his party sees the CBD Rail Loop as a...

Read Full Story »

 
Farebox Policy Slammed

Farebox Policy Slammed

The Greens today slamed the government’s farebox recovery policy as a short-sighted funding policy for public transport that will mean more expensive bus and rail...

Read Full Story »

 
Greens Push For North Rail Link

Greens Push For North Rail Link

The threat to close Northland’s rail line, in the wake of the KiwiRail plan, has re-ignited the debate about the Puhoi highway. Energetic Greens transport...

Read Full Story »

 
Greens Say Minister “Short Sighted”

Greens Say Minister “Short Sighted”

The Greens say the transport minister ia making “short-sighted decisions that will harm the economy and hit Kiwis in the back pocket.” Mr Joyce hinted...

Read Full Story »

 
Call For Lower Blood Alcohol Levels Grows

Call For Lower Blood Alcohol Levels Grows

A poll finding that a majority of New Zealanders support reducing the adult blood-alcohol limit from 80mg to 50mg per 100ml has led to a chorus of support for such...

Read Full Story »

 
Greens Step Up Campaign Against Bigger Trucks

Greens Step Up Campaign Against Bigger Trucks

The Greens is continuing its attack on the government decision to allow bigger longer trucks. It says the taxpayer is already subsidising overweight trucks. The...

Read Full Story »

 
Greens Appoint Spokesperson For Time Travel

Greens Appoint Spokesperson For Time Travel

The Green Party today appointed new spokespeople to several key transport-related portfolios – including a spokesperson for time travel. Catherine Delahunty...

Read Full Story »

 
Govt To Allow Longer Heavier Trucks (Updated II)

Govt To Allow Longer Heavier Trucks (Updated II)

Longer heavier trucks are on the way. The transport minister Steven Joyce has got government backing for a new permit system for trucks allowing heavy (up to 53...

Read Full Story »

 
A Bit Green on Who’s Who?

A Bit Green on Who’s Who?

Greens MP Gareth Hughes, in Hamilton for the presentation of CBT’s petition in support of a Waikato-Auckland rail link, came up with an unusual and cheeky...

Read Full Story »

 
Farebox Scheme About To Roll: Greens Warning

Farebox Scheme About To Roll: Greens Warning

The NZTA Board is meeting today to approve the Government’s recommendation of setting a farebox recovery ratio of 50% for the main cities. The ratio determines...

Read Full Story »

 
How Greens Will Improve Road Safety: Drive Less

How Greens Will Improve Road Safety: Drive Less

The Greens today presented their own solution to better road safety – lower urban speed limits and get people to drive less. Commenting on the transport...

Read Full Story »