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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...


July - August Newsletter

Youth Parliament Coromandel's Youth MP Sam Oxford attended Youth Parliament last month. Sam learned a lot in the two days he attended Youth Parliament. He was shown around the halls...


Government wants to ban whitebaiting in the Coromandel

Whitebaiters who have fished for generations on the western and eastern sides of the Coromandel are at risk of being banned if the Minister of Conservation gets her way, Coromandel...


Select Committee failing to assess submissions

Government members of the Environment Select Committee have today voted down the opportunity for a one month extension to the Zero Carbon Bill process, which would have given New Zealanders...


MP Scott Simpson picks up Climate Change portfolio

“I’m really pleased to have been appointed by Simon Bridges, Leader of the National Party to the role of National Party Spokesperson for Climate Change” said Coromandel MP Scott Simpson....


June - July Newsletter

Welcome MP Paulo Garcia! National's newest MP Paulo Garcia made his passionate and principled maiden speech in the House and with it made history as New Zealand's first Filipino Member...


Thames Ultra-Fast Ready

3,000 Thames homes and businesses are now Ultra-Fast Broadband ready with Chorus having completed the fibre build in Thames. Coromandel MP Scott Simpson was on hand at Gert Van Eeden’s...