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Season 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...


Season 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...


Season 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...


Season 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...


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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Pressure building on Government to halt employment law changes

In recent weeks I have used meetings, media interviews, columns and social media to alert Hamilton business owners and managers to the Government’s proposals to increase powers significantly for unions...


Social Investment approach offers best hope for resolving entrenched problems

By the time this column is published National will have a new leader and we will be firmly focused on uniting behind the person who will take us into the...