Green candidate led fracking report team
The presence of a Green Party activist on the Commissioner for the Environment’s staff has never been an issue, says commissioner Jan Wright.
Quentin Duthie was project leader for the team which put together the report on fracking, released by the commissioner on Tuesday.
Mr Duthie was a Green Party candidate in 2005 and 2008 and has also worked as a parliamentary staffer for the party. More recently he has been a conservation advocate for Forest and Bird.