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Are solar farms the answer to boosting our energy sources?

June 02, 2023 Share

News in April that an agreement had been signed between Island Green Power (IGP) and mana whenua for a 600 ha solar farm in north Waikato has raised the issue of protecting our elite soils for productive land use.

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Supporting our farmers

April 21, 2023 Share

On Wednesday 19 April, I took Nicola Grigg MP and Sam Uffindell MP to Otaua where we held a morning tea with over 30 people from the area, all of them farmers.

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Now the clean-up and recovery begin

April 10, 2023 Share

News in mid-March that La Niña is over after three years will be a relief to those affected by the recent flooding and cyclone.

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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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