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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...


Waterview Tunnel – unlocking Auckland’s future

When the Waterview Tunnel opens to traffic early next month it will transform the way people and freight move around Auckland. It will herald the biggest change in the city’s...


Hobson - July & August 2017

I’ve been looking at the Epsom electorate and its surrounds with fresh eyes in the past few weeks.  Having taken possession of a fully electric car for the campaign period,...


Budget 2017: Delivering for New Zealanders

Budget 2017 shares the benefits of growth by improving public services, investing in the infrastructure needed for a growing country, reducing debt and lifting incomes. Our ninth Budget shows continuing...


Hobson - June 2017

For a host of reasons successive Governments in New Zealand, over the decades, have under-invested in infrastructure – roads, other forms of transport, schools, pipes etc.  And, after a long...


Immigration policies strike the right balance

New Zealand continues to be an attractive place to visit, work and live. More Kiwis are coming home, fewer are leaving, and more people from around the world want to...


Hobson Article - May 2017

Cabinet meets on a Monday, so I was in Wellington on the 13th of March when the Parnell railway station was officially opened.   I was sorry to miss the ceremony,...


Goldsmith Update - April 2017

The latest stats on the economy indicate New Zealand’s fundamental settings remain strong. The Crown Accounts for the eight months to February show a larger-than-expected $1.4 billion surplus. This is...