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Hobson - January & February 2018

I hope you’re reading this column during a great holiday, perhaps with a glass of wine.  Congratulations to The Hobson for carrying on successfully through another year, with growing readership....


Merry Christmas

As 2017 draws to a close, we’ve much to celebrate here in New Zealand.  We live in a peaceful part of the world.  We continue to enjoy relative prosperity and...


Hobson - December 2017

I was planning to write this post-election Hobson article from inside a reinvigorated National-led government, working with our fine leader Bill English to build on the success this country has...


Verve Article - November 2017

This is not the post-election article I had hoped to write.  I had hoped to be writing about the opportunity to work with our fine leader Bill English to build...


Goldsmith Update - October 2017

This is not the post-election Goldsmith Update I had hoped to write. I had hoped to be writing about the opportunity to work with our fine leader Bill English to...


Celebrating our democracy.

I’m writing this column a couple of days after the election, before we know the outcome of coalition negotiations.  What we do know is that National received 46% of the...


Hobson - October 2017

I’m writing this column in the thick of the campaign, taking a break from door knocking and fixing hoarding signs on a day when the rain is thumping down. All...


A Better Future

Parliament has now risen and we’re well into the election campaign, after a busy and successful three years under a National-led Government. We took a number of important steps during...


Hobson - September 2017

As the election draws near, it’s difficult to write an up-to-date commentary in a magazine with a three week print deadline. Events are unfolding so quickly with opposition leaders coming...


Digital learning guiding Kiwis into the future

Being in government is about making forward-looking decisions that will prepare our country, and the next generation, for the 2020s, the 2030s and beyond. The National-led Government has shown that...