Column Articles

Wed 29 Apr 2015
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The recent ANZAC centennial celebrations in the Bay were a moving moment for me as I met several folk from our older generation who experienced first-hand life during the war.

Fri 10 Apr 2015
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Our kids in the Bay are doing well at our local schools. A strong education system where young people value their achievement means brighter futures – be it in the trades, academia, or professional fields.

Tue 17 Mar 2015
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Cyclone Pam left behind a trail of destruction for our Pacific Island neighbours as it took aim at our northern and east coasts.

Thu 12 Mar 2015
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Think back 14 years to 2001. The indestructible Nokia 3310 had taken the world by storm, we paid exorbitant rates for phone calls and internet data at home got capped at 400-600MB.

Mon 2 Mar 2015
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On Sunday morning my wife Michelle and I went to Papamoa Plaza to join over 100 concerned locals to march peacefully raising awareness of family violence.

Thu 26 Feb 2015
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One of the great privileges of my job is getting out in the community and sharing some of the great events that occur every weekend here in the Bay.

Wed 18 Feb 2015
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Jobs mean people can pay their bills.  Jobs put food on Kiwi tables.  And jobs mean people can save and invest in brighter futures for themselves and their families.

Fri 23 Jan 2015
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In recent weeks there have been some excellent headlines in our local papers which show our community is heading in a great direction.

Fri 7 Nov 2014
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Never forget the privilege given to you”, numerous experienced voices have echoed in these recent weeks.

Tue 21 Oct 2014
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It’s great to be part of a strong, stable National-led Government. Having had this dream since I was a young boy, this week (20-21 October) officially marked the fulfilment of that dream as I – along with 59 other National MPs – got sworn in.

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