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Green MP Hague to head Forest and Bird

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5/09/2016

Green Party MP Kevin Hague is to leave Parliament to become chief executive of Forest and Bird.

Mr Hague, 56, a parliamentarian since 2008, will step down in October.

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei says Mr Hague has made a huge contribution to the party and to the green movement.

"While we are sorry to lose Kevin from Parliament, at the same time, we are delighted Kevin will continue his contribution to the environment at Forest and Bird," she said.

"We know he will be a fantastic leader for this New Zealand icon."

Mr Hague's resignation means Barry Coates will come into Parliament as the next person on the Green Party list.

Mr Coates, a former executive director of Oxfam New Zealand, is at present working on trade issues at the University of Auckland Business School.

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