Puzzle piece for ag industry

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP Last weekend I took my annual trip over to Field Days. Amongst the 10,000 steps around Mystery Creek it was awesome to see the many and varied products that our little part of the world produces. What...... Read More

Changes to prison numbers

Todd Muller National MP   Recently, the government announced their goal of reducing prison numbers by a third. Like many New Zealanders, I am not explicitly pro-incarceration – in fact, in many cases, I fall at the...... Read More

Change has come to Tauranga City Council

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris The past few weeks have seen council hear submissions and make decisions on the $5 billion, ten-year budget. The recent by-election of Cr Robson has had...... Read More

Bottom-up economy - the focus of this Budget

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP Budget 2018, that was announced in mid-May, has many benefits for all New Zealanders. One of its main focusses is to better support hard working New Zealanders who struggle to support their...... Read More

Busy recess and our sustainable future

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP Every three-to-four weeks, Parliament breaks for “recess”, which means that Parliament is not sitting. Despite what the name suggests, recess doesn’t mean we’re spending time...... Read More

Awash with cash but more taxes

Simon Bridges National Party Leader simonbridges.co.nz In the past decade, New Zealand has experienced one of the fastest-growing economies in the developed world. Labour couldn’t have hoped to inherit an economy in better...... Read More

New Zealand First Commitments Shine Through

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP As a New Zealand First Member of Parliament, I am proud to see several New Zealand First policies being implemented as part of the 2018 Budget. The policies and financial support will contribute...... Read More

NZ First commitments shine through

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP As a New Zealand First MP I am proud to see several New Zealand First policies being implemented as part of the 2018 Budget. The policies and financial support will contribute towards the process...... Read More

War memorial for Papamoa

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris Driving through small towns in New Zealand you’ll notice they all have war memorials commemorating local men who gave their lives for our freedom. Papamoa...... Read More

Priorities wrong in the budget

Todd Muller National MP   This month saw the Labour government deliver their first budget and I must say, as MP for Bay of Plenty, I was underwhelmed and disappointed. During the campaign great things were promised, but...... Read More




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