On regional fuel tax

Todd Muller National MP   On July 1, the government’s Regional Fuel Tax came into effect after Labour put the House into urgency so they could rush it through. The law was passed to allow an additional fuel tax in...... Read More

Free speech isn’t free

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris The night Winston Peters announced he’d selected Jacinda Ardern to be the least experienced Prime Minister in New Zealand history, he called capitalism...... Read More

The homeless and home help - I want to help

Jan Tinetti Labour MP Can I ask another favour of you wonderful people here in Tauranga? We had such a great response to our #KnitforJacinda campaign, with the knitted items collected going to babies and children living in the Salvation...... Read More

Affordable Housing Solution

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP It is important to understand that decisions made by those before us can have a ripple effect - the outcome of which can be felt for a long time. Our current housing crisis is one of those situations. The...... Read More

The right kind of immigration

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP Next to housing, immigration is one of the biggest issues New Zealand faces these days. Immigration is important for our community, for our economy and for our country’s growth. When...... Read More

Spelling out bad news for the hard working public

Todd Muller National MP   Businesses are worried about Labour’s plans to wind back the clock on industrial relations and pit employers against employees, and quite rightly so. These planned reforms will mean fewer...... Read More

Nimbys and Bananas

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris As a councillor, you get to meet the most wonderful, community-minded people. From the locals who pick up rubbish along Pilot Bay every morning to the gentleman...... Read More

Focusing on the environment

Todd Muller National MP   When Simon Bridges became leader of the National Party, he promised to focus more on the environment. As the Climate Change spokesperson, I have been working hard with Simon to do just that. Climate...... Read More

Tauranga’s winter of discontent

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris There were two protests directed at council last week - one on the decision not to make The Mall at Pilot Bay a one-way street and the other directed at a...... Read More

Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP Last week saw the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Legislation move a step closer to being implemented, with the Committee of the Whole House stage passing unopposed. What this very...... Read More

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