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OPINION: ‘National’s cancer plan will end the postcode lottery’

At the recent National Party conference in Christchurch National leader Simon Bridges outlined National’s plan for cancer care. Cancer is the biggest cause of death...

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...

MP Jami-Lee Ross stepping back from Parliament

Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross has announced that he will be taking a few months away from Parliament for health reasons. Ross, who is also the...

By-election race not over yet.

Transport, congestion and rates were the top issues raised at the Howick Youth Council by-election debate on Tuesday night. Held at Uxbridge Arts & Culture,...

Howick Ward by-election voting opens 22 August

Voting papers for the Howick Ward by-election will be sent to eligible voters from 22 August and voting closes at 12 noon on Thursday...

Government going backwards

Employment law reform is one of the most talked about issues in New Zealand right now, as businesses across the country worry what might...

Brown: “Mixed messages from Government on mental health”

    Mental health is a significant issue facing New Zealand, with Labour coming to Government promising to make radical reforms to the sector. We were repeatedly...

Six step up for council seat

In May the community suffered a tragic loss with the passing of beloved Howick Ward Councillor Dick Quax. His passing left a vacancy on...

Dan Bidois MP: Maiden Speech

Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Tainui Te Waka. Ko Waikato Te Awa. Ko Ngati Maniapoto Te Iwi. Ko Ngati Huiao Te Hapu. Ko Kakepuku Te...

Brown: “Coalition chaos means three strikes law will stay”

I was very pleased with the announcement earlier this week that the Government will not be going ahead with its proposal to scrap the...

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