Column Articles

Wed 24 Feb 2016
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Ensuring New Zealanders can access better health services faster has been a priority for this Government, and the latest quarterly data shows we’re making strong progress.

Wed 17 Feb 2016
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As a small island nation, it’s crucial New Zealand is an open and confident country that backs itself on the world stage.

And that’s exactly what this Government is working hard to achieve.

Wed 10 Feb 2016
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The new school year is starting (thankfully) and like my wife and I you are probably very pleased they are heading back!

Fri 20 Nov 2015
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Surrounding yourself with the brightest minds is a proven path to bettering yourself.

Mon 16 Nov 2015
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Kids matter. In fact those first few years of a child’s life sets the course that the rest of their life will follow. Whether it’s nurturing love, nutrition, structure or social experiences, experts in these fields all agree that the early years are critical to future development.

Sat 7 Nov 2015
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It’s now seven years since National was elected to Government. We’ve been busy from day one, focusing on the economy, law and order, education, and health.

Here’s just a snapshot of our achievements over the past seven years.

Wed 4 Nov 2015
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With 90 per cent of the non-profit organisations in our communities driven by volunteers, our volunteer managers are everywhere.

They’re often covering gaps in the staffing team and making do with the materials they have with a No. 8-wire mentality that would make MacGyver green with envy.

Tue 27 Oct 2015
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Virtually everyone’s got an opinion about the plans to deepen the Tauranga Harbour to accommodate a generation of increasingly frequent larger ships.

Tue 27 Oct 2015
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A challenge that we will face in the near future is providing for our aging population. The number of people over 65 is predicted to double over the next 20 years to around 1.2 million, placing demands on our health system and services.

Fri 16 Oct 2015
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Getting that first job after you’ve been in training or study can be a challenging experience.

New graduates eagerly seek work to gain valuable experience while employers often feel reluctant to take on new untested talent.