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Global financial crisis - all options need to be considered
April 27
The aftershocks from the global financial crisis continued to ripple around the world throughout 2010. Here in New Zealand we have also had to contend with the collapse of finance companies, blizzards in Southland, drought in Northland, PSA in the Kiwifruit industry, the costs of leaky homes and schools, loss of lif... More...

National MP Hekia Parata says Green Paper will put priority on children
23 April
National MP, Hekia Parata, is urging people in Mana to have their say on the way we value, nurture, and protect our children. National is planning a new Green Paper to initiate a nationwide discussion on child welfare. It will cover a broad range of issues from health and education, to child abuse and neglect. It wi... More...

Helping your child succeed
This year, primary and intermediate schools began implementing National Standards. The Standards are signposts that show what children should be able to achieve in reading, writing, and maths, and by when. Parents are sent plain-language reports on their child's progres... More...

Itís about our Young People
20 July
What a busy last couple of weeks it has been!I recently hosted the Parliamentary Trust netball and rugby games in Porirua. The purpose of the games, which see Members of Parliament from across parties join forces to play against community based teams, is to raise funds... More...

Roading indecision is over
After decades of debate and the past 10 years of indecision, the Minister of Transport, Steven Joyce (who spent his teenage years growing up on that slice of SH1 at the Mana Esplanade) kept his word and made a decision within 10 months!Transmission Gully will upgrade St... More...

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