Why I'm wholeheartedly supporting TECT's proposal

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris As long-term Trustpower customers in our mid-to-late 30s (with God-willing many years left), you'd think my wife and  I would have the most to lose  by a change... Read More

Positive changes to social housing in Tauranga

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Over the last six years, the housing market has boomed due to a major influx of people into  New Zealand.  Auckland, by default, has suffered most from rapid population growth, which has manifested... Read More

Local housing first under Labour

Angie Warren-ClarkLabour MP Ever since I became an MP, the biggest issues that come my way are around housing, housing and - you guessed it - housing. On Monday, the results of a government-commissioned independent stocktake on housing revealed... Read More

Steve's farewell to Councillor Gail McIntosh

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Last month, we lost one our most intelligent, direct and effective councillors with Gail's passing on January 4. She had beaten cancer twice, including last term on council,... Read More

Becoming a vigorous opposition for Labour

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz The political year has begun and it's great to get back  into it. Never before in New Zealand's history has a government faced such a strong and large opposition, and we are not wasting... Read More

Help Tauranga's babies

Jan TinettiLabour MP It's no secret - I love babies! It was wonderful to hear of the safe arrival of Simon and Natalie Bridges' baby girl just prior to Christmas, followed by the announcement that our PM Jacinda Ardern is expecting... Read More

Get involved and have your say

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Tauranga City Council is preparing to hold a city-wide by-election to fill the at-large seat left vacant following the sudden passing of Councillor Gail McIntosh on January 4 this year. I am following this by-election... Read More

Get involved and have your say

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Tauranga City Council is preparing to hold a city-wide by-election to fill the at-large seat left vacant following the sudden passing of Councillor Gail McIntosh on January 4 this year. I am following this by-election... Read More

Getting back into Parliament

Todd MullerNational MP   I have really enjoyed this summer, managing to spend a bit of time of my family and enjoying the quite extraordinary hot spell.  I can remember a couple of times as a boy where the temperature was over 30, not... Read More

A great year of positive change

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP So 2018 is underway, and I'm expecting it to fly by quicker than last year. With our new coalition government in place and a relatively quiet start to the new term so far, I think Kiwis will see a lot... Read More



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