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Tamaki Newsletter– September 2023

September 22, 2023 Share

What a huge week, book-ended by two extremely busy weekends – in fact, so much is occurring from highly successful street corner meetings to the last sitting week of parliament, it is hard to know where to start!

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Tamaki Newsletter– August 2023

August 24, 2023 Share

Welcome to this special edition of my newsletter.  It has been only a few days since my last one, but already there is a large amount of significant news to share with you - mostly around parliament, but also local news here in Tamaki.

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Tamaki Newsletter– August 2023

August 19, 2023 Share

It has been another intensely busy week, and I write this latest newsletter on a flight back to Parliament.  I have just been with Nicola Willis MP, our finance spokesperson, at a business breakfast.  Many Tamaki business owners were there at an event organised by BDO.  While important to share National’s views, it was mostly a time to hear what business owners have to say and what they want to see happen in the future.  It won’t surprise you that near universal call is for less government interference, a great focus on generating wealth and prosperity for all, and being open to more investment from overseas.

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Tamaki Newsletter– July 2023

August 09, 2023 Share

It would be fair to say, the last few weeks have been full on - with no shortage of campaigning activity across the electorate, alongside my usual constituent work, and of course time in Parliament.  As a consequence, I have been a bit behind writing this latest newsletter as I prioritised all the requests of locals to visit and chat.

Having finally sat down to write, I am happy to say that this latest newsletter is jam-packed with information of what is happening locally but also nationally.  It also has a large array of upcoming events here in the electorate that you maybe interested in, including what I think is going to be the social event of the year - and something you will not want to miss out being part of!

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Tamaki Newsletter– June 2023

June 03, 2023 Share


Great news to begin this latest update.  I have been lobbying hard on your behalf to have a change of direction from National around the housing intensification rules, and a few days ago, we have seen the Party withdraw its support of the medium density (MDRS) rules.

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Tamaki Newsletter– April 2023

May 01, 2023 Share

Can I begin by wishing everyone a Happy Easter, or to those in our Jewish community, a Happy Passover (Chag Pesach Sameach).  For everyone, I hope the weekend ahead is a relaxing and enjoyable one.

There is a lot to report on in this newsletter, with much having happened locally and some developments in Wellington that I have played  a key part in.

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Tamaki Newsletter– March 2023

March 10, 2023 Share

It has been another busy few weeks politically, and hopefully by now you have seen the latest policy announcements by National.  These were around tax rebates for child care, known as FamilyBoost, and a commitment to reduce the number of consultants that government uses.  More on these later.

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Tamaki Newsletter– January 2022

February 08, 2023 Share

Happy New Year and welcome to election year!  This first newsletter of the year is coming a bit late, but each time I have completed a draft, there has been a significant event - most lately, the terrible storms here in Auckland and across other regions of the North Island.  This newsletter covers a lot including the resignation of the Prime Minister, but firstly, some reflections on the flooding and storms.

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Tamaki Newsletter– December 2022

December 19, 2022 Share

This will be my last newsletter for the year, and so is a chance to reflect on the year past and to anticipate the year soon to begin.

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Tamaki Newsletter– November 2022

November 30, 2022 Share

Another week, and another example of this government getting increasingly out of control.  As I write, we have just completed Urgency where Labour and the Greens have sought to entrench their view on Three Waters (now Five Waters!) into law.  What this means is that it would now take a vote of 60% to change the law, not the usual democratic 50%.  This move to entrench the Left’s approach to Three Waters is outrageous.  Entrenchment of laws has always been bi-partisan and only on ‘high level’ constitutional matters – think the age of voting for example.  For the Left to entrench a controversial policy is wrong and attacks another aspect of our democracy.

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