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Wed 10 Feb 2016
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Kicking off a great year

Omokoroa has been a hub of activity so far this year and I have really enjoyed my time in the community. The community is growing and with that there are a number of exciting things happening.

Wed 13 Apr 2016
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The Bay has recently hosted the 1st International Symposium on Kiwifruit and Health and it was a unique opportunity to explore the nutritional and health benefits of kiwifruit.

Mon 18 Apr 2016
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I was asked by the Mount RSA on Saturday to open their new Fox Hole, family orientated café.  It was a special occasion that gave me pause to reflect on the value RSA members give to their community.  As a nation and as a community we focus on their service to our country in foreign fields in both hot and cold theatres of war.  Th

Tue 26 Apr 2016
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There’s no doubt New Zealand’s health system faces some challenges.

Thu 12 May 2016
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Budget Day is quickly approaching and the National-led Government has already started to make some announcements about its exciting content.

Alongside a strong focus on the economy, the Budget will also ensure we keep meeting the needs of New Zealand families in key areas like health.

Tue 10 May 2016
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It has been all go here and we had the Omokoroa Future Focus meeting recently with Simon Bridges and what a turn out there was. The room was packed to the rafters and it was really great to have a good discussion about what our community needs in terms of roading.

Wed 11 May 2016
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It was great to be able to support the introduction of the Trans-Pacific partnership in Parliament.  I am convinced that it will be fantastic for our region.

Thu 19 May 2016
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Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of our communities. A vast majority of enterprises in the Western Bay of Plenty employ 20 or fewer people. 

Wed 25 May 2016
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Budget 2016 will be delivered tomorrow as our economy continues to out-perform many others within the OECD group of developed economies.

Our tourism, beef, wine, and IT sectors, among others, are thriving. That means tens of thousands of jobs are being created every year.

Mon 30 May 2016
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Everyone knows that to enjoy a First World lifestyle, you first have to earn like a First World economy and this means investment in our country’s economic potential. Budget 2016 delivers on this vision by focusing on growing the economy through supporting innovation, infrastructure, social investment and health.