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Capital Gains Tax bad news for everyone

Few topics have provoked as much concern and critical comment from my Hamilton West constituents in recent times as the possible new taxes currently under consideration by the Labour /...


Soapbox February 2019 - Education Public Meeting

Happy new year to all readers. I hope that you and your family enjoyed a lovely summer holiday and that 2019 will be a good one for you and for...


Seasons Column February 2019 - Seed Waikato

Seed Waikato is a social enterprise that was established in 2017 to provide opportunities for connection and growth for people under the age of 30 in the Waikato region. They...


Seasons Column December 2018 - Single Parent Services

Single Parent Services Waikato (SPSW) is a development between Link House and Birthright (Waikato) Te Whanautanga Tika Charitable Trusts, enabling people to access all the services of both organisations in...


Seasons Column November 2018 - StarJam

StarJam is a not for profit that provides transformative opportunities for young people with disabilities aged 6 to 25 years through experiencing confidence, empowerment, inclusion and being valued through the...


Seasons Column October 2018 - McKenzie Centre

A visit to the McKenzie Centre, which is located next door to Hamilton West School, is always a humbling and heart-warming experience. Established in 1984 with donations from the McKenzie...


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...


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...