30 Jun 2013

Outspoken for 30 June 2013

From Outspoken, 5:32 pm on 30 June 2013

Parliamentary chief reporter Jane Patterson takes a look at the push from the National-led government for more mining in New Zealand, and the tensions between creating jobs and revenue, the environment and public opinion. To discuss New Zealand's reliance on fossil fuels, and the quest for more renewables, how much New Zealand should be relying on mining revenues into the future and how that fits into the current government's economic plan, Jane is joined by the Conservation Minister, Nick Smith, Labour's MP for West Coast Tasman, Damien O'Connor, and the mining spokesman for the Green Party, Gareth Hughes.