As of 2009 he is the Green Party spokesperson on Health and Wellbeing, Commerce, Small Business, Tourism, Biosecurity & Customs, Cycling & Active Transport, Sport & Recreation, Rainbow Issues, and Rural Affairs; and associate spokesperson on Community Economic Development, Gambling, and Community & Voluntary Sector.
Prior to his election he was the Chief Executive of the West Coast District Health Board. He is also an author, long time gay rights activist and a former executive director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation.
Hague has been an activist for a number of causes. In the 1980s he was heavily involved in the campaign against sporting contacts with apartheid South Africa. In 1989 he co-authored Honouring the Treaty: an introduction for Pakeha to the Treaty of Waitangi. Hague is openly gay and in 1988 began work as a research officer for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, which provides education on HIV/AIDS issues and advocacy and support for those with HIV and AIDS. From 1998 to 2003 he was the Foundation's executive director. He has represented New Zealand at United Nations, UNESCO and Commonwealth conferences on apartheid and on AIDS. He has also campaigned on behalf of cycling.
Kevin Hague and Tau Henare – who worked together as part of the cross party group to achieve marriage equality.
Kevin Grant Hague (born 18 March 1960) is a current New Zealand MP representing the Green Party who was first elected to parliament in 2008. He has been with his partner, Ian, since 1984, and has one son, Thomas, born in 1992. Hague said once the Louisa Wall's Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill had passed its third reading, in April 2013, there would be a number of "incredibly emotional" weddings between gay couples.
In 2005 he became Chief Executive of the West Coast District Health Board, which he had worked for since 2003.
Hague was placed at number seven on the Green Party list for the 2008 election. He was elected as a Green Party MP and gained the third highest number of candidate votes in the West Coast-Tasman electorate.
Hague was a member of the select committee looking at Labour MP Louisa Wall's Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill. The bill, which passed its first reading 80-40, was approved by the committee.
Hague was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, in the United Kingdom and enjoys mountain biking, cycle touring and tramping.
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