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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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Women Who Are Leaders

September 09, 2022 Share

We were delighted to host National Deputy Leader Nicola Willis in the electorate on Monday 29 August. We took advantage of Nicola’s business acumen by inviting her to join the panel for our Women Who Are Leaders / He Wāhine Rangatira event in the afternoon.

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Bayly's Business Brief Aug/Sept 2022

September 09, 2022 Share

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

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The Government’s distrust of family trusts

August 22, 2022 Share

Since the Labour Government came into power, the Minister of Revenue, David Parker, has been on a mission to tackle wealth and income inequality in New Zealand.

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Time to change the thinking on the procurement of building materials

May 30, 2022 Share

The building and construction industry is a vital part of the New Zealand economy, employing over 280,000 people. With the current housing crisis, it is essential that we have a framework that allows for innovation to increase capacity. But we are currently inhibiting our ability to innovate quickly.

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HamiltonJet a victim of poor Government policy

May 06, 2022 Share

The news that HamiltonJet is considering moving some of its manufacturing offshore owing to its difficulty in finding skilled workers is an indictment of the Government’s lack of support for NZ manufacturers.

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