Covid-19 vaccination programme must be government’s top priority for 2021

The community cases found in Auckland last week and the resultant three-day lockdown have demonstrated the need for immediate progress on a vaccination plan...

After-hours service essential

Happy New Year! While the holidays may seem a dim and distant memory now, I trust that you had a wonderful break with your...

Sad fate for Humpty Dumpty challenger

I couldn't stop hearing the Beatles' Yellow Submarine song ringing  in my head when American Magic's Patriot capsized on the Waitemata Habour waters during...

Happy New Year to all

What a beautiful summer we are having. The board's workshops have recommenced, and board members have enjoyed attending local events over the past few weeks....

Who mows the berms?

LOOKING AFTER OUR TREES Council's arborists have been busy over recent weeks. Two large dead/declining trees overhanging the road at Shepherds Lane in Flat Bush,...

East Care overnight service critical for east Auckland

It was gutting to learn early last week that East Care has been forced into a position where they will be discontinuing their overnight...

Bring on the new year

It's nearly over this year of 2020. What a year it has been and, certainly for us in Auckland, the second lockdown was really hard...

COMMENT: Conway deserves test berth

Having scored a splendid century for New Zealand A against the touring West Indies, opening batsman Will Young deserves a second chance despite his...

Challenges lay ahead

Two weeks ago it was very humbling to be officially sworn in as a Member of the 53rd New Zealand Parliament, representing the Pakuranga...

‘Thanks for your trust’

In my first official column in the Times as the new MP for Botany, let me firstly say a big thank you for putting...


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