Luck of the draw

Whether we should control, reduce or open the gates to immigration is one of the most loaded questions in recent times. While the process to...

We have come a long way

Three years ago I doubt a medicinal cannabis bill would have been able to be passed through the Parliament. Yet earlier this month the...

Employment law changes will cost jobs

New Zealand is a country of small and medium-sized businesses, and that's particularly true here in Auckland. Small and medium-sized businesses drive our economy, and...

Sevens magic wows the fans

When it comes to World Series sevens magic, Fiji and South Africa provide the skills and thrills that leave opponents grasping thin air and...

Languages for the future

As the new school term starts, thousands of students up and down the country will have packed their bags and headed off to start...

It’s east Auckland’s turn

Two of the most important transport projects in our local area have wrongly had their futures thrown into doubt by the new Government. We all...

Opinion: Accept that we are all Kiwis

It's the elephant in the room - racism towards ethnic Chinese. What does it take for us to embrace all New Zealand citizens as...

Communities can make change

As a local MP, one truth that must always be remembered is that we must represent the views of our communities.  Whether someone serves...

Fees-free policy a shambles

The new government's policy to provide the first year of tertiary education for free is a missed opportunity to make a real difference in...

de Grandhomme slams Windies

Clearly age is not wearying cricket allrounder Colin de Grandhomme who scored New Zealand's second fastest test century from 71 balls during his country's...


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