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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...


Soapbox July 2018 - 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...