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Passing of Jeanette Fitzsimons A Great Loss to the Coromandel Community

“I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Jeanette Fitzsimons. She was a staunch advocate for Coromandel people and the Coromandel electorate during her time as the local...


Loss of Coromandel rescue helicopter a cruel blow

For the first time in many years there will be no emergency rescue helicopter stationed in Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula this summer, Coromandel’s MP Scott Simpson says.   “This...


Six-fold increase in rubbish tipping tax

Eugenie Sage’s proposed six-fold increase in the levy rate for landfills will not only cost households more but lead to more illegal dumping, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says. The...


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...