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Devonport Flagstaff Column - 21 April: Anzac Day 2017

The Devonport RSA lists 160 local men who lost their lives in the First World War, leaving too many Devonport families without a husband, father, son, or friend. Through the...


Battle of Passchendaele Competition for Students

Minister David Bennett has announced the opening of a competition open to Year 13 students around New Zealand. The competition is multi-media, and asks students to express through thier choice of...


Channel Magazine April 2017: Athletes, Art and Anzac Day

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...


Devonport Flagstaff Column - 6 April: Happy Birthday DOC

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...


Devonport Flagstaff Column - 24 March: Longer and Healthier Lives

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...


Devonport Flagstaff - 9 March: Clean bill of health from the PM

It was good to be part of a high level visit with Prime Minister Bill English and Minister of Health Dr Jonathan Coleman, to North Shore Hospital, where DHB chair...


Full speed ahead for your local North Shore MP

March is shaping up to be an eventful month and Grant, Joe and I are looking forward to the exciting Cricket World cup games, attending half a dozen Arts Festival...


Channel Magazine March 2017: Housing, Health and Shore Youth

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...


Channel Magazine: March 2016

This month it’s decision time, as New Zealanders become the first citizens of any country in the world to be given the opportunity to vote in a binding referendum to...


Devonport Flagstaff Column - 23 February: Gold standard connectivity

A good number of people in Devonport work from home and we’re fortunate to be one of the areas already connected to the Government’s $2 billion Ultra-Fast Broadband programme which...