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Jami-Lee Ross:Transport minister considering Eastern Busway

Parliament has recently been legislating measures to fast-track infrastructure projects as an economic booster in the wake of Covid-19. With all infrastructure, particularly roading projects,...

Donations scandal: Jami-Lee Ross appears in High Court

Independent Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross appeared in the Auckland High Court this morning (July 8) for a pre-trial review hearing on charges related to...

Jami-Lee Ross:rates freeze should go ahead

Very few households or businesses have managed to escape the financial impacts that we have experienced, and will continue to experience, off the back...

‘Fresh out of the John Key mould’-MPs’reaction to Muller

After the announcement Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller had succeeded Simon Bridges as the leader of the opposition, with Nikki Kaye elevated as...

Muller new face of National:Bridges removed as leader

Simon Bridges has been removed as leader of the National Party in favour of newcomer Todd Muller. His deputy Paula Bennett has also lost her...

#election2020:Botany MP confirms set up of new party

Rogue independent MP Jami-Lee Ross has confirmed her will set up a new political party. “A couple of weeks ago I raised publicly some questions...

Jami-Lee Ross: Where to next?

Isn’t is good to be reading a paper copy of the Times once again! Long may our trusted local newspaper reign over us. Being locked...

Elections 2020:Ross looks to set up new political party

Rogue independent Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross is looking at starting a new political party. Tentatively given the working name Advance NZ, Ross has floated the...

‘Nats got $150k from China’: Jamie-Lee Ross claims

Independent Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross, under parliamentary privilege, has accused the National Party of receiving foreign cash from China’s Communist Party. RNZ reported that Ross,...

National Party donations scandal: Jami-Lee Ross appears in court

Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross appeared in Auckland District Court on Tuesday, February 25 to answer charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office in relation...

Breaking: Jami-Lee Ross under investigation

Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross is understood to be under investigation by the Parliamentary Service for misconduct, believed to involve bullying, a media source has...

SFO files charges in National Party donations case

Crime  The Serious Fraud Office filed criminal charges today against four people in relation to donations paid into a National Party electorate bank account. Last year...

Local Iraqis call for peace

Two Kiwi-Iraqis living in east Auckland are working to raise awareness of violence in their Middle Eastern homeland that’s resulted in the deaths of...

Election 2020:One seat can make a difference

The 1 News Colmar Brunton political poll on Monday night shows just how much of a difference a single seat in the Parliament can...

Jami-Lee : Local people deserve a strong local voice

OPINION These columns are usually a welcome chance to raise a local issue, or a question under debate and offer some local thoughts. While it’s...

Botany needs a park and ride – MP

The full potential of two major public transport initiatives in East Auckland will only be realised if a park and ride facility is established...

A year of action and progress

Since returning to Parliament at the start of the year, I’ve spent a lot of time talking to locals and knocking on thousands of...

Lyon seeks nomination for Botany

By Jim Birchall The first confirmed name to contest the nomination for the National Party candidacy for Botany is Stephen Lyon. Lyon is the owner of...

Balance needed in gun law reforms

This week the Parliament began debating the second round of the Government’s proposed changes to New Zealand’s gun laws. These changes were drafted following the...

Call for donation law reform

New Zealand’s politicians are grappling with the important issue of how to protect the country’s democracy from the threat of foreign influence. Parliament’s Justice Committee...

MP: It’s time to ban cockle gathering

A popular east Auckland beach should be closed to shellfish gathering so its cockle population can recover from over-harvesting. That’s the view of Botany MP...

New Zealand First accepts Jami-Lee Ross’ proxy vote

New Zealand First has accepted Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross' proxy vote. The party - part of the Government's coalition - received a letter from Ross...

Ross: There are alternatives to new taxes

        Last week, Auckland Council voted 13-7 to keep pressing forward in their attempt to impose a new regional fuel tax on Auckland. National has consistently...

Ross: Aucklanders won’t forgive Labour for new fuel tax

Today’s decision by the Labour Government and the Labour Mayor to whack Aucklanders with a new regional fuel tax will not be forgiven by...

Jami-Lee Ross: Government ramps up taxes, cancels new projects

The Government's new plan for transport is bad news for Auckland. Hard-working taxpayers in our city are about to be whacked by an increase in petrol taxes of...

Ross joins front bench after National Party reshuffle

  Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross has been promoted to the National Party’s front bench following party leader Simon Bridges' reshuffle. Ross is one of five new...