BROWN: Govt Fees-Free Policy is a fail

OPINION: The Labour-led Government’s election bribe of fees-free tertiary education has been a complete failure with the Government’s own numbers showing that the number...

Budget focus needed on teachers, health, police

In just seven days we’ll learn what the Government’s major investment priorities are when it unveils Budget 2019. In a strong and growing economy we...

Time to step up for Uxbridge

By Jami-Lee Ross One of my proudest moments last year was seeing the opening of the newly redeveloped Uxbridge Arts Centre. It was a long haul...

Right back into it

Parliament is now back in full swing and National has shown that we are ready to hold the Government to account as a strong...

Laumape the toughest

Surely the toughest back in world rugby to tackle is juggernaut Ngani Laumape who scored four stunning tries in the Hurricanes 42-24 triumph against...

‘Let us rise from this tragedy’

Fifty people died in an act of terror at the Masjid Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Masjid Mosque in Christchurch last Friday. The...

OPINION: ‘Major reforms needed in housing’

OPINION: Too many young New Zealanders are struggling to access affordable housing. We don’t build enough houses, and building them is too expensive. At the...

Opinion: Tribute to a broken dream

I’ve often wondered about road names. More specifically, I’ve often wondered how to get my name on a road name, and the magnificent depth of...

Help crack down on synthetic drugs

A few weeks ago, my Members Bill was drawn from the ballot to go before the House of Representatives. This Bill is called the Psychoactive...

Connections or lack of connections?

Local historian Alan La Roche continues his series marking the district’s 170th anniversary this year. To communicate, Maori used gongs from the top of their...