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Devonport Flagstaff Column - 08 December: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Summer holidays this year will be a time to reflect on some of the changes 2017 delivered both personally and politically. Obviously it was a disappointing election outcome for Nationals...


Channel Magazine November 2017: Not the Result People Voted For

More than a million New Zealanders voted to continue with a National government, and the result we’ve ultimately ended up with is not the outcome the 23,009 people of North...


Channel Magazine October 2017: NZ voted for progress

One in two New Zealanders cast their vote for progress and the election night results were a solid endorsement of National’s nine year track record growing the economy. Whatever shape...


Devonport Flagstaff Column - 22 September: Election Edition

Voters in this election have a clear choice between very different visions for the future of our country. I stand for a plan to keep New Zealand and the North...


Devonport Flagstaff Column - 8 September: Election Edition

There’s a stark choice for New Zealanders on September 23 – whether we want our economy to grow for all of us, or see the benefits of hard...


Channel Magazine September 2017: The choice is yours

It’s been my privilege to serve as your local MP and as a strong voice advocating for the issues that matter to the North Shore since 2011. These past three...


Devonport Flagstaff Column - 25 August: Out and About with Maggie

Achieving the goal of a Predator Free New Zealand by 2050 starts in our own backyards. DOC needs to take a leadership role on its own reserve lands which is...


Devonport Flagstaff Column - 11 August: Major education changes end the decile system

The Government’s just announced significant changes to education and is scrapping the old school decile system for a ‘Risk Index’ scheme, with schools funded to help students turn their dreams...


Devonport Flagstaff Column - 26 July: Back on the Beat

The spike in burglaries and break-ins from Hauraki down to Devonport is a concerning issue I’ve been discussing with constituents and police. I’ve now been assured that the North Shore...


Devonport Flagstaff Column - 14 July: Back Where it Belongs

It’s great to see the Auld Mug back down under and the weather couldn’t dampen the celebratory parades to welcome the team and the silverware home. It’s a wonderful achievement...