In today’s Herald:
He also laid out his personal philosophy – a vegetarian for the past 28 years, Mr Hague said he become so “to take only what resources I need from the natural world and to harm the natural world to the least extent possible”.
He felt a “growing unease” that the human race had reached the limits of what it could take from the natural world.
“Human beings are not well adapted to deal with gradually unfolding risk or dangers that are rare but catastrophic.”
He said technological advances had saved humankind from the worst consequences of their actions in the past, but he feared it would not be enough this time. He looked to the United States for some hope for the future, describing Barack Obama’s election as kindling “a small flame of hope for the future of the human race and the planet”.
Hague is a former DHB CEO and an experienced advocate. His beliefes obviously make him well suited to be a Green MP.
Has a daughter and son. Lives in Napier, where he was raised and where his family settled in 1865. Has worked in international business and marketing, including Fletchers and Carter Holt Harvey. Was director of strategic development at AUT before moving to Napier. Chief executive of Napier’s Art Deco Trust.
A rare business backround for a Labour MP.
As a 9-year-old, he had to present an item to his class the day after Elvis Presley died. It was also the day after Robert Muldoon delivered his Budget. “Five 9-year-olds spoke about Elvis and one poor kid about the Government’s fiscal plans. Thanks Mum.”
Started her first business when she was 19 and has since worked in business development and project management in a wide range of industries including local government, education, tourism and broadcasting. Most recently focused on telecommunications and information technology. Based in Taupo, she is married with three children.
Having a business-friendly environment is one of the keys out of the economic recession, so good to have another business-friendly MP.
Tags: Kevin Hague, Louise Upston, Stuart Nash
She cites education as her top priority followed by law and order. She spoke of a family in her electorate whose daughter was killed after being hit by a drugged driver, and said the justice system was skewed toward protecting criminals rather than the victims.