Get Updates

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...


Channel Column - July: Meet our next Prime Minister

National Party leader Simon Bridges is visiting the Shore soon and I’m inviting you to come and meet him over a cuppa. In the past few months, Simon has been...


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...