Celebrating the end of the war to end all wars
A memorable finale at the Auckland Domain marking the end of an extraordinary 4-year commemoration of New Zealand's WW100. We will remember them.
Armistice Day in Devonport
An Armistice wreath was laid at 'The Untidy Soldier' on my behalf by our North Shore electorate chair David McKeown. Lest we forget.
MP meets JP's
A constructive and stimulating meeting with local JP's to discuss a range of issues of mutual interest to enable us to serve our North Shore community more effectively than ever.
St Leo's School Village Fair & 125th Jubilee
All the fun of a great old fashioned village fair at the annual St Leo's School Fair. I enjoyed spinning the wheel and pulling the wooden racehorses, the icing on the cake was stocking up on delectable homemade jams and preserves.
I met with some dedicated teachers from North Shore schools to understand and discuss their concerns during their strike action.
Youth MP's rule
Talking politics with my past and present North Shore Youth MP's and sharing stories about Parliament.
Magnificent art was on show at this year's Sculpture OnShore at the spectacular Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, supporting outstanding artists and raising funds for Women's Refuge.
Best BBQ Tips
I enjoyed being MC for a day at the North Harbour Club's final lunch for the year. It was fun catching up again with the keynote speaker, well-known foodie Annabelle White. Her BBQ tips were, "No poking, no pricking, and only one turn" and "Never BBQ in the nude". Hard to argue with that sage advice.
Another Stellar Year
It is always encouraging to hear what Westlake Boys are achieving and receive the latest news from Headmaster David Ferguson and former Westlake pupil now Board Chair Andrew Nicoll.
Hot Topic: Climate Change
An interested and engaged crowd gathered to discuss National's position on Climate Change and the upcoming Zero Carbon Bill.
Team Maggie Lunch
A mouthwatering convivial lunch at Tokyo Bay to farewell Monika who has worked in my Takapuna Electorate Office for the past 6 years. Monika has been an outstanding electorate agent and I've been fortunate to have kept her for so long and wish her well for what I'm sure will be a bright future in the private sector. She's not going far and now that she's not working for me has joined my North Shore Executive. A very warm welcome to Miriam who has joined Dani and Holly in my electorate office.
End of Life Choice: Public Meeting
Discussing the pros and cons of the End of Life Choice Bill proposing to change the Crimes Act to allow assisted suicide and culpable homicide.
NZ Flower & Garden Show
It was a pleasure to open this year's NZ Flower and Garden Show which celebrates NZ's horticultural and design industries. I've been to all 20 Flower Shows from Ellerslie to Christchurch and now to the Henderson Trust Arena. Well worth a visit.
Reunited with the ever-entertaining Ruud 'the bug man' Kleinpaste from Maggie's Garden Show days at the BOP Garden & Art Festival and Long Lunch.
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