Young on Sage

January 17th, 2013 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

Audrey Young interviews Green List MP Eugenie Sage:

What MP outside your party impresses you?
Probably Lianne Dalziel [Labour] for her commitment in Christchurch particularly to Christchurch East and the huge amount of constituency work that she does. Also I admire Charles Chauvel [Labour] for his sharp mind, cool analysis and generous spirit.

Do you have a bill in the private members’ bill ballot?
No, but I am going to draft one probably on the protection of long-finned eels

We need a bill to do this? My understanding is that the eels are already in the quota management system and the total allowable catch has not increased for many years.

The heat on the issue appears to be that some of the eels end up as petfood, but from my perspective we should not care on the end use. The issue should be what the total allowable catch should be – if any.

What’s one of the best shows or concerts you’ve been to in recent years?
Emmy Lou Harris probably in Christchurch Town Hall which is one of the reasons we need to keep the Town Hall because the acoustics there are just amazing. She was incredible. She was just such a rock chick, really. How are you unwinding over summer?Time outdoors and time in the garden. I hope to get away to the West Coast and am also visiting family with my parents on Guam. My brother lives there. I’ve never been there and he’s been there about five years. From Google Earth there’s a whole lot of marine protected areas around the military base so the snorkelling is meant to be great.

Snorkelling in Guam sounds fun!

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13 Responses to “Young on Sage”

  1. david (2,539 comments) says:

    Hope she is
    a) paying her own way to guam and
    b) getting there by sailing ship

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  2. emmess (1,368 comments) says:

    Charles Chauvel [Labour] for his sharp mind, cool analysis and generous spirit.

    She is hilarious

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  3. TripeWryter (715 comments) says:

    Long-finned eels.

    What is it about green MPs and irrelevants animals?

    The telegenic Gareth Hughes devotes quite a bit of his time – for which we pay him over $150,000 now a year – to maui’s dolphins, the numbers of which no-one knows, but for their ‘protection’ an industry in Taranaki is shut down by Wellington bureaucrats.

    Is this sort of thing the best use of MPs’ time, and the best use of the money we pay them?

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  4. anonymouse (695 comments) says:

    Snorkelling in Guam sounds fun!

    Although due to being arrested and convicted in a protest for an Environmental/Social/Human rights cause being practically a pre requisite to be a Green Party MP going to any US territory must presumable involve a visit to a consulate or Embassy to get a Visa…..

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  5. lofty (1,303 comments) says:

    Like all Green (LIST) MP’s, lights on, no one home!

    Do you have a bill in the private members’ bill ballot?
    No, but I am going to draft one PROBABLY on the protection of long-finned eels

    This is it folks, the sharp end of the watermelons, like everything they utter, absolutely no thinking required.

    pffttt…PROBABLY, give me strength.

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  6. BeaB (2,057 comments) says:

    I laughed at her bemoaning the lack of opportunity to deal with matters in depth in parliament and then she proposes a highly important bill on eels for god’s sake.

    Are these people all so self-absorbed that being an MP is a little more than a well-paid way for them to play in a very expensive sandpit and indulge themselves?

    How can anyone with any sense vote for them?

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  7. pq (728 comments) says:

    I want to eat a long fin eal, come with me Farrar move this way a little, I caught one today,
    and curse green garbage

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  8. pq (728 comments) says:

    Dalziel is going nowhere, the opposition to Parker is going nowhere, this town is hard

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  9. Ross Miller (1,661 comments) says:

    I thought I was reasonably up with the play re parliament and parliamentarians but I can honestly say that until now I never knew that we had an MP called Eugenie Sage … now I do and noting her priorities apparently lie with protecting long finned eels I wish I didn’t …. MMP has much to answer for.

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  10. Neil (556 comments) says:

    Have heard Eugenie Sage going in parliament and can assure you she is of the nay saying totally inconsequential useless type of greenie. She seems to be very negative about anything constructive.
    To me she is one of the most impotent green members along with Catherine Delahunty .
    She is constantly defending the old Ecan organiztion which I think she was a member of.

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  11. Paulus (2,501 comments) says:

    Dalziel is going for Christchurch Mayoralty, assisted by Jim Anderton

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  12. Manolo (13,363 comments) says:

    If the delicate Champagne Charly Chauvel has a generous spirit then Mallard must be politeness personified.
    That comment alone disqualifies the Ludddite Sage.

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  13. RF (1,271 comments) says:

    Dear God.

    Another Luddite Green wanting to save the planet. So its eels now.

    I once saw a green and could have sworn there was something different apart from it performing a goat dance.. and then I saw it… 8 fingers on each hand.

    Strange lot.

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