Columns

Fri 15 Jul 2016
| Columns

My grandmother tells me they were all talking about how to buy a house back in her day. I also remember it being talked about around the dinner table when I was a kid. It appears we haven’t moved far.

The easy option for this column would be to list all the things we are doing and tell you it’s all in hand.

Fri 1 Jul 2016
| Columns

Young people with a keen interest in local and current issues are being encouraged to join the new East Auckland Youth Forum.

Thu 30 Jun 2016
| Columns

Part of New Zealand culture is to strive to provide more opportunities for future generations. One way we can do this is to improve educational performance ensuring every child has the opportunity to succeed.

Thu 16 Jun 2016
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The latest Defence White Paper signals the Government’s ongoing commitment to the defence and security of New Zealand through a $20 billion, 15-year investment to modernise our Defence Force.

Wed 22 Jun 2016
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A members bill to crack down on windscreen washers and give police the power to fine them $150 on the spot has been added to the ballot and has the support of police and Auckland Council.

Thu 2 Jun 2016
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Last week Bill English delivered the Budget for the coming year. Budget 2016 sees substantial investment in health and education and more support for businesses to create jobs on the back of a growing economy. 
 

Thu 19 May 2016
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Budget Day, May 26, is fast approaching and alongside a key focus on the economy, Budget 2016 will ensure we keep meeting the needs of families in health and education. 
 

Thu 21 Apr 2016
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Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of our communities. You only have to look around our local areas to realise this. They are crucial to our local economy and well-being. 

Most people in our neighbourhoods either work for a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME), or own and operate one. 

Thu 7 Apr 2016
| Columns

Inspiring improved performances in all schools will always be our priority, as it ensures our nation’s children have the chance to thrive and succeed.

Fri 25 Mar 2016
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When John Key and Bill English took over in 2008 the most important goal they had was to build a stronger economy, deliver higher incomes and provide more security for New Zealanders.