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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...


Verve Article - April 2017

National investing in education With more than 765,000 Kiwi kids well into the first term, it’s important parents and caregivers know how much this Government is prioritising their success.


Hobson Article - April 2017

Anyone visiting or going past public schools in this part of Auckland, or indeed anywhere in Auckland, will notice building work going on.  Locally, I think of the work underway...