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November Newsletter

Local Government Results Congratulations to those newly elected or re-elected to public office. Serving as an elected representative is a privilege and an honour.  The role Local Government plays in...


National identifies Zero Carbon Bill changes

National has concerns with the Zero Carbon Bill as reported back from Select Committee and we have outlined the changes we’d like to see, National’s Climate Change spokesperson Scott Simpson...


Green Investment Fund operating at a loss

The Prime Minister’s Green Investment Fund appears to be doing the complete opposite of investing, with not one cent allocated after 17 months meaning it will lose money, National’s Environment...


October Newsletter

Whangamata RSA Combined Services Day There was a huge turnout at the Whangamata RSA Combined Services Day commemorations this year. This event is always on my calendar as it is...


MP Scott Simpson re-selected as National Party candidate for 2020 election

The National Party has confirmed Scott Simpson as its Coromandel candidate for next year’s General Election. ‘I’m really looking forward to the campaign. Coromandel is the best electorate in New...


Container deposit announcement yet another working group

Today’s announcement that investigative work has begun on developing a container deposit scheme is underwhelming and has taken too long, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “Rather than implementing a...


Freshwater discussion document short-sighted and flawed

The proposals in the Government’s Freshwater Discussion Document released today are short-sighted and will severely limit our most profitable sector, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “While we encourage the...


MP asks Spark to cease work on Coromandel Town cell phone tower

Coromandel MP Scott Simpson says he’s asked Spark to halt any further work on the site of its proposed new cell phone tower in Coromandel Town until after a meeting...


Minister sitting on a pile of money

The Minister for Climate Change needs to come clean on where the revenue generated from the Emissions Trading Scheme is going, National’s Climate Change spokesperson Scott Simpson says.   “Funds...


Government ignoring advice on methane target

It has been revealed the Government ignored official advice from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) when setting the methane target for the Climate Change Amendment Act Bill, National’s Climate...