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Waka Jumping Bill a chilling threat to democracy

Last week I made numerous speeches in Parliament as my National Party colleagues and I did everything we could to stop the passage of an appalling piece of legislation, misnamed...


Working together on sensible climate change solutions

Climate change is one of the world’s most serious environmental challenges, and the National Party is committed to ensuring New Zealand plays...


Seasons Column September 2018 - EWCT

Of all the many local charities and good causes, I’ve had the pleasure of working with during my decade as Hamilton West’s MP, my closest and most extensive involvement has...


City Soapbox: Notes from Hamilton and Wellington

Welcoming a new baby Along with so many others, I was delighted to hear the happy news of the safe arrival of Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford’s daughter, Neve, on...


Seasons Column July 2018 - Friends of Waikato Museum

Prior to my election to Parliament in 2008, I was the Chief Executive of the Music and Art Waikato Trust (Arts Waikato). I enjoyed an excellent working relationship with the...


Seasons Column June 2018 - Orphans Aid International

In recent weeks I have enjoyed meeting some of the team at Orphans Aid International (OAI), who opened premises in my electorate 12 months ago. OAI is a New Zealand...


Hamilton families need assurances about regional rescue helicopter services

Many Hamilton families enjoy regular holidays and visits to the beautiful beaches, bushwalks and other attractions of the Coromandel Peninsula, and are familiar with the area’s winding, hilly roads that...


Honouring the past; concern for the present

I have been heartened by strong community support for Hamilton’s Anzac Day commemorations in recent years. As expected (and helped by stunning weather) large crowds attended both the Dawn Service...


Changing Places - Hamilton Leads the Way

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Seasons Column June 2018 - Community Patrols of New Zealand

A few weeks ago I attended a public meeting in Rototuna that had been called to consider community concern about a number of burglaries and other crimes that had been...