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Bayly's Business Brief March 2023

March 16, 2023 Share

Welcome to my March 2023 Business Brief – a roundup of news from my portfolios and Parliament.

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Community spirit to the fore in unprecedented weather

March 10, 2023 Share

The floods of Anniversary Weekend and the ferocious gales and driving rain associated with Cyclone Gabrielle really knocked Franklin for six. 

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Living with the last reindeer herders in the world

February 16, 2023 Share

George Bayly is the youngest son of Andrew Bayly, the MP for Port Waikato. They recently spent over two weeks living with one of the most reclusive groups of people in the world – the Dukha of Mongolia. 

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A Changed World

December 09, 2022 Share

We are living in an uncertain world. After the ups and downs of Covid, many hoped we would return to a sense of normalcy, but life is very different now, not just on the home front but across the world, and we are having to deal with a high degree of uncertainty.

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Bayly's Business Brief Nov/Dec 2022

November 30, 2022 Share

Welcome to my business newsletter for Nov/Dec 2022 that includes a roundup of news from my portfolios and Parliament.

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Singapore High Commissioner to NZ to visit Port Waikato electorate

November 20, 2022 Share

Join me for lunch with the Singapore High Commissioner to NZ, Mr Sudesh Maniar.

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The importance of NZ Steel to Franklin

November 17, 2022 Share

In September, NZ Steel applied to renew its resource consent to continue discharges from the Glenbrook Steel Mill for a period of 35 years. While Auckland Council has recommended it be approved, a small group of residents made submissions for the consent renewal to be declined or time-restricted. Resource consent hearings were heard by independent commissioners in Waiuku in October. I wrote to the West Franklin Breeze, a local newspaper, in support of NZ Steel. This is my article that was published in the November 2022 edition

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The perils of Buy Now Pay Later

October 31, 2022 Share

FinCap is concerned about the rise in popularity of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) schemes, such as Afterpay, Humm, Laybuy, and Zip, and how these are triggering or compounding financial hardship for many people.

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Special needs schooling

October 02, 2022 Share

It was a privilege to visit Parkside School in September. I took National Leader Christopher Luxon along to meet the staff and students, and we were very warmly welcomed.

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Learnings from my Youth MP

September 23, 2022 Share

The Youth Parliament programme is held every three years and provides an amazing opportunity for young people aged 16 to 18 years who are keen to make a difference in their communities.

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