Column Articles

Wed 20 Jul 2016
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There is always a danger calling out people in our community but I do want to mention two locals who are working very hard for those less fortunate – Tommy Wilson and Jo Gravitt.

Thu 1 Sep 2016
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Ensuring New Zealanders can access better, sooner, more convenient healthcare remains the Government’s number one funding priority, and the latest quarterly data shows our progress from the previous quarter has been largely maintained.

Thu 8 Sep 2016
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Aren’t the AIMS games something extraordinary. More than 9000 intermediate school children from across New Zealand competing in over 21 sporting and performance activities cheered on by increasingly weary but reliably supportive parents and teachers who give up an enormous amount of their time coaching, driving, cajoling and generally

Thu 8 Sep 2016
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National’s focus on innovation and developing trade ties is solidifying growth in the regions and delivering higher incomes for New Zealand families.

Mon 12 Sep 2016
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Our strong, growing economy puts extra demand on the housing market around the country and especially in our region where our growth is significant. We have a vast number of initiatives to support the need for housing and there have been some meaningful developments in this area  recently.

Fri 30 Sep 2016
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A new draft plan for the long-term management of the snapper one (SNA1) fishery has been released which covers the Hauraki Gulf, Bay of Plenty and the east coast of Northland. The draft plan was devised by the SNA1 Strategy Group, comprising customary, recreational and commercial fishers.

Thu 15 Sep 2016
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A growing economy supports more jobs and higher wages. It provides opportunities for families. And it pays for the public services New Zealanders rely on.

The economy remains front and centre of the Government’s busy work programme, and it is delivering results, with our country in good shape.

Tue 20 Sep 2016
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The Government spend approximately $75B a year funding a large number of different services.  It’s your taxes and many of you have strong opinions on where this money should be prioritised towards.

Thu 22 Sep 2016
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People should feel safe at home with their family. For most of us, this is the reality. Sadly, for some of us, it is not. For some people home is a place of terror.

Mon 2 May 2016
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National values home ownership because it brings security to individuals and their families.

That’s why the National-led Government has a wide-ranging programme aimed at improving housing supply and affordability.

We are rolling out housing accords to free-up more land for development.