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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...


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 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...


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...


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...


Channel Magazine February 2017: Making the Most of the Shore Summer

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...


Column - Devonport Flagstaff 9.12.16 Music, Art & Conservation make the world go round

Devonport has always been renowned for its close-knit and active community and this comes to the fore as we enter the season to be jolly with an impressive lineup of...


Column - Channel Magazine December 2016/January 2017

No time is a bad time to be in the North Shore but we find summer is particularly special. With Parliament in recess for the summer holidays, I’m looking forward...


Column - Devonport Flagstaff 1.12.16 "That's what friends are for"

The celebration of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th anniversary and its International Naval Review showed very clearly the bonds our Navy has forged globally since 1941. It was good...


Question Time 8 September

08.09.16 - Question 4 - Denis O'Rourke to the Minister for Seniors