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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 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...


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...


June Messenger

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Devonport Flagstaff Column - 2 June: Budget Developments

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...


Channel Magazine June 2017: Budget Celebrations

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...


Devonport Flagstaff Column - 19 May: A Place to Call Home

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...


Column: Channel Magazine May 2016

With the local government elections in October, we have an opportunity to elect a new Mayor with a fresh vision who will be an inspirational leader for the Council and...


Devonport Flagstaff Column - 4 May: Future Planning on the Shore

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...


Channel Magazine May 2017: Autumn Bounty

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...