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Don't slow us down

The Government and Auckland Council have proposed radical reductions in speed limits, suggesting a large proportion of...


Getting around town

As National’s Transport spokesperson I’ve been experimenting with different modes of transport.  Parliamentary life means frequent trips in and out of the city from my home in Remuera or office...


Goldsmith Update - May 2019

I’m writing from my desk in Parliament as we grind through urgent legislation after the budget.   Well, how does it measure up? Credit where credit’s due.  Most would agree that...


Poor process means Kiwis will be guessing on marijuana referendum

When New Zealanders head to the polls in 2020 they will be asked to vote on one extra question – should marijuana be legalised for personal use.


What should be in the budget

Late May brings falling leaves, some serious rugby and the budget.


Goldsmith Update - April 2019

After 18 months of waiting and a $2 million tax working group, National’s strong opposition to a Capital Gains Tax has forced the Government to back down. This is good...


Getting around

Traffic congestion is always in the top two or three issues raised by locals in our regular surveys and at our public meetings.


A united New Zealand

On Friday 15 March, New Zealand was shaken to its core. An unspeakable act of violence not only tore families apart in Christchurch, but it has ripped through the hearts...


Launching the Super Blues

One of the benefits of living in a small, safe country is that people can have ready access to our politicians (if that is what they desire!).  To hear their...


Reality Check

More than a third of the way through the term of the Labour – New Zealand First – Greens government, it is fair to take stock of delivery so far. ...