Delivering for Kiwi families in 2017

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz As we launch into 2017, and what will be another busy year, we can have confidence New Zealand is on the right track. We are in capable hands with Bill English and Paula Bennett as leaders, and an energetic... Read More

Exporting value-adding jobs

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP When I see the logging trains heading to the port, I think about all of the jobs we are exporting with them. It's the same with the fishing and farming sectors. Our ‘Primary Industries' could... Read More

Looking forward to 2017

Andrew von DadelszenFormer Regional Councillor At the start of a new year it is time to set some targets to achieve as an elected regional councillor. I will just highlight four. My first priority is to improve our public transport system in Tauranga.... Read More

Looking forward to 2017

Andrew von DadelszenFormer Regional Councillor At the start of a new year it is time to set some targets to achieve as an elected regional councillor. I will just highlight four. My first priority is to improve our public transport system in Tauranga.... Read More

A great year coming up!

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Happy New Year everyone! 2017 is shaping up to be a great one. We have the election coming up later in the year. We don't know exactly when yet, but we are all ready for it. Globally, 2016 saw some monumental... Read More

New Zealand on the right track for a prosperous 2017

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz New Zealand is on the right track. It's a great place to live, work and raise a family. We're making good progress at a time when many other countries are grappling with big economic challenges... Read More

Celebrating Kiwi achievement must be free

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Sport is inextricably linked to our national and cultural identity as New Zealanders, and we have a once-in-a-generation chance to let the big money fear mongers know we are standing up to claim our birth right. We... Read More

A long time in politics

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller The old adage is that a week is a long time in politics. It is clearly as true today as when it was first written. In just seven short days we've had the unexpected resignation of our Prime Minister John Key, a fast... Read More

Public Transport Action Needed Now

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Tauranga needs urgent action on public transport, to head off becoming a mini-Auckland of traffic chaos in the very near future. Two weeks ago I spent my entire Friday on the buses, to see for myself how easy... Read More

Thanks John – you’ve left a legacy

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Our diversified, strong economy is an important buffer in challenging times. This week our Prime Minister announced he will be resigning and New Zealand will have a new leader in the coming weeks. John... Read More



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