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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...


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...