MPs on Twitter: Kevin Hauge

Kevin Hague is a Green Party list MP based on the West Coast. He has a long history of being involved in the health sector. He has been the Chief Executive of the West Coast District Health Board, as well as an executive director of the New Zealand AIDS foundation.


Kevin has around 9,500 tweets, with 3700 followers. Kevin is reasonably active on twitter, and makes a good effort of replying to tweets.

Kevin appears to be a great supporter of the Black Caps, with a number of retweets of various Black Caps tweets.



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Kevin is a great example of an MP who takes the time to reply to tweets. This is one of the great strengths of Twitter, that individuals can engage with MPs in a personal way.




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However, lately, Kevin has been showing a bit more of a negative tone in some of the tweets and retweets he had made. This may be due to the fact it is election year.

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On the other hand, some of his tweets can be very funny. Even when making a bit of subtle dig at someone on the other side of the political spectrum.



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But Kevin can also be very helpful and funny on twitter.



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Kevin is another MP who could use his Twitter presence to help promote businesses and groups he supports a bit better. There could be more retweets from West Coast businesses and groups, or groups that would appreciate their profile being raised. However, as outlined above, Kevin replies, and generally quickly. Which is a good thing. There is nothing worse than getting no reply from an MP When you tweet them.


Overall Kevin does a good job on twitter, as he does in the House. I look forward to seeing him tweeting during the election campaign.