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National seeks inquiry into oceans plastic problem

National MP Scott Simpson has written to Parliament’s Environment Select Committee requesting it conduct an inquiry into the extent of plastic pollution in New Zealand’s oceans.  Mr Simpson says one...


Oceans plastic problem needs solving

The National Party will request Parliament’s Environment Select Committee formally examines the issue of plastic pollution in our oceans, reflecting increasing international scientific and public concern, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott...


Big Step Forward for Whitianga Medical Facility

The establishment of a governance team is a big step forward towards a new medical facility for Whitianga says local Coromandel MP Scott Simpson.  “I’m thrilled that we...


Coromandel Holiday Peak Numbers Impress MP

“I am delighted with the recent release of the region’s peak population statistics and how they point to such an impressive achievement in our tourist numbers” said  Coromandel MP...


Big boost for Hauraki Rail Trail in funding round

National MP for Coromandel, Scott Simpson, is pleased the Hauraki Rail Trails are receiving almost $80,000 in funding from the sixth round of the Maintaining the Quality of Great...


Aroha Advertiser June 2017 Column

Budget 2017 delivers to all New Zealanders Steven Joyce’s first Budget delivers for Coromandel and all New Zealanders. It ensures that people share in the benefits of our growing...


Kaiaua Compass June 2017 Column

Budget 2017 delivers to all New Zealanders There has been a generally  favourable  reaction to Steven Joyce’s first Budget which is seen to be delivering for all New Zealanders....


Coastal News June 2017 Column

A Budget for Everyone There has been a great reaction to Steven Joyce’s first Budget which delivers for all New Zealanders. It sets out a programme to ensure the...


Plains Profile June 2017 Column

Budget delivers to all New Zealanders It used to be that Budgets were evening announcements and people would queue up at petrol stations before an increased petrol tax took effect....


Coro Chronicle June 2017 Column

New roles I am delighted and excited to have been sworn as the Minister of Statistics as well as Associate Minister of both Immigration and Environment. It was a thrill...