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Advocating on behalf of those of us fortunate enough to call the North Shore home, is one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling aspects of my role as your local...


Unfair attack on the Kiwi way of life

While the finance minister blathers on about fairness and wellbeing, I think the eight proposed new taxes are an $8 billion tax grab that’s driven by envy and blind ideology...


Honouring ANZAC with Flowers

Honouring our service men and women on ANZAC day   is hardwired into our DNA, and the cancellation of 56 Auckland services - including Takapuna and Devonport - was very disappointing...


Channel Column - March: Attack on Kiwi Way of Life

While the finance minister blathers on about fairness and wellbeing, I think the eight proposed new taxes are an $8 billion tax grab that’s driven by envy and blind ideology...


Celebrating a Summer of Golden Weather

Sitting with my feet up admiring the sight of hundreds of pleasure craft powering past Devonport on a sunny, blustery Auckland Anniversary Monday, I’ve been planning the year ahead and reflecting on...


Channel Column - February: Celebrating a Summer of Golden Weather

Sitting with my feet up admiring the sight of hundreds of pleasure craft powering past Devonport on a sunny, blustery Auckland Anniversary Monday, I’ve been planning the year ahead and...


Channel Column - December/January: Family Priorities

One of the advantages of being in Opposition is that we have more time to engage with our constituents and ask what you specifically need to ensure your families and...


Channel Column - October: Connecting the Generations

My 2019 North Shore Youth MP is a Year 12 student from Westlake Girls Tayla Woolley. Tayla follows in the stilettos of my 2016 Youth MP Dani Clements-Levi who was very...


Channel Column - September: We have lift off

The people have spoken. When they were asked to choose between the status quo and a new Takapuna town square, it’s now clearfor all to see that the majority have...


Channel Column - August: Taking care of business

The economy, infrastructure and health were all hot topics for discussion at a public meeting I hosted for National Leader Simon Bridges in Campbell’s Bay recently.  More than 250 residents...