North Shore news

Fri 2 Jun 2017
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I’m proud to be part of a government that cares about families and is taking this country in the right direction including those of us fortunate enough to live in Devonport.

Tue 23 May 2017
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A hallmark of our Government has been to think long-term and our top priority is to encourage a strong economy.  We achieved a $1.8 billion surplus last year which lets us make choices about investing in what matters to families like health, housing and education.  Construction is booming with over 30,000 new homes annually and a promi

Fri 19 May 2017
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The cost of housing has always been a lively topic of discussion, especially for first home buyers. The Government’s KiwiSaver HomeStart programme has given $55 million in grants to nearly 1250 first home buyers in Auckland in the last year. The government grants allow for 10% deposits, with a cap of $600,000 on the house prices.

Wed 3 May 2017
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It’s been apparent for some time that aged care workers’ pay has been out of step with the great work they do, and that they deserved a better deal. The historic $2 billion pay equity settlement is welcome news for our health sector’s lowest paid workers.

Thu 4 May 2017
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As the MP for North Shore and as the Minister for Seniors, I’m very supportive of having more aged care facilities so that the elderly can stay in the community they have enjoyed being part of and want to continue to live in.

Fri 7 Apr 2017
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The North Shore is honoured to host competitors in the World Masters Games, which is the world’s largest multi-sport event, held in Auckland at the end of the month. Dragon boats and canoes will be out on Lake Pupuke, the North Shore Events Centre is being used for basketball games and swimming is on at the Millennium Pool.

Thu 6 Apr 2017
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Thirty years on and it’s great to see DOC is still going strong and giving us cause for celebration. The Department of Conservation had a well-attended birthday gathering on North Head for current and former Auckland staff.

Mon 20 Mar 2017
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It’s good to know that with an ageing population we will be leading longer and healthier lives which is why we are planning to adjust the long-term settings of NZ Super from 65-67 by 2037.

Wed 8 Mar 2017
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As I drive around the North Shore to attend local events or meet with constituents I am constantly struck by the scale of development right across the electorate and what’s happening here is echoed nationwide with building activity at a record high for 2016 after five years of strong growth.

Tue 7 Feb 2017
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I hope you've had an enjoyable break over summer.  Not the long hot languid days we are used to but Grant, Joe and I made the most of it.  We swam and enjoyed the staycation, as I'm sure many of you have, in between patchy weather.  We managed to give the garden the attention it deserved and needed.  And in