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Channel Column - June: The coalition’s first budget was a fizzer for the residents and businesses of the North Shore

National’s strong economic management over nine years in government meant that Labour inherited a growing economy awash with cash and a robust set of books, so it’s a pity they...


Devonport Flagstaff Column – 19 April

I have listened to some strongly worded views on the coalition government’s new plan for Auckland’s transport with many North Shore drivers unhappy we’ll be hard hit by an increase...


Devonport Flagstaff Column - 21 March: Change of Focus

With the leadership change and reshuffle of National’s caucus, I took the opportunity to ask Simon Bridges for more comprehensive responsibilities for Seniors, including Associate Health and Veterans Affairs. Of...


Channel Column – April: Respect for our heroes and our vulnerable

With the leadership change and reshuffle of Nationals caucus, I took the opportunity to ask Simon Bridges for more comprehensive responsibilities around Seniors. As spokesperson for dementia, elder abuse and...


Channel Magazine March 2018: Leaders Locally and Nationally

This past few weeks, my National Party Caucus and I have faced some testing challenges and I believe we’ve emerged the stronger for it and with the youthful and capable...


Devonport Flagstaff Column - 23 February: Thank you Bill English

No matter what your politics, it’s fair to say that saying goodbye after 27 years Bill English has earned the respect of his colleagues across the political divide. Bill has...


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...