Articles

Fri 2 Oct 2015
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Rotorua has a long and warm relationship with China, and is home to many third and fourth generation Chinese people – as well as more recent arrivals to our district. In addition to those living here, over 80 per cent of the 300,000 Chinese tourists that visited New Zealand in the 12 months to June visited Rotorua during their visit.

Fri 25 Sep 2015
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It seems hard to believe, but last Sunday was one year since the 2014 election. I remain both humbled and grateful for the support I received to be re-elected as the Rotorua electorate's Member of Parliament for a third term.

Tue 15 Sep 2015
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This week, the New Zealand-Korea Free Trade agreement moved a step closer to entering into force, with a further discussion and vote in Parliament. The deal levels the playing field for New Zealand exporters and ensures that our products are competitive in the Korean market.

Tue 8 Sep 2015
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If you drive around Rotorua there seems to be a lot going on at the moment. New buildings going up on Fairy Spring Road and Te Ngae Road, ongoing investment in tourism, the continual beautification of the CBD and surrounding areas, and important investment in forestry and the wood processing industries.

Fri 28 Aug 2015
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Queenstown and Taupo as busy tourist towns can open over Easter yet Rotorua can’t. This doesn’t seem logical or fair. In fact it’s worse than that.

Sat 22 Aug 2015
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A large part of our local economy relies on tourists visiting and spending money here with local retailers or tour operators. We all know that Rotorua is a special place – we have a lot to offer when it comes to attracting people to visit.

Fri 21 Aug 2015
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The doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals at Lakes DHB do a great job. Over the last 7 years as your MP I continue to be impressed with their professionalism and dedication to making people’s lives better. In fact I’ve a little first-hand experience from a night spent at Rotorua hospital a few years ago.

Thu 13 Aug 2015
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On Thursday next week, Bill English will deliver the Government’s seventh Budget.

Sat 25 Jul 2015
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It's often said “Our children are our future”. True, so what must we do to prepare our children for our future?

Fri 24 Jul 2015
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News that the British & Irish Lions Rugby will visit Rotorua in 2017 to play the Maori All Blacks is welcome, and will certainly provide a boost to our local economy.