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Supporting small businesses to grow

Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of our communities with 97 per cent of all New Zealand enterprises employing 20 or fewer people. National knows that it is businesses...


Snapper 1 Management plan

A new draft plan for the long-term management of the snapper one (SNA1) fishery has been released which covers the Hauraki Gulf, Bay of Plenty and the east coast of...


Consumers set for decreased costs under local MPs bill

Consumers could be set to receive greater protection and decreased costs after Whangarei MP Dr Shane Reti’s private members bill passed its first reading in Parliament on Wednesday.


Conservation week a great opportunity to get involved

Locals have a great opportunity to contribute to local conservation initiatives and help protect Te Atatū’s environment, says National List MP Alfred Ngaro. “Conservation week starts tomorrow and enables children,...


Franklin community services providers

Recently convened a meeting of many of the providers of community services in Franklin to discuss how we can collaborate better in order to assist our families in need. The...


Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill - Committee Stage - taken as one debate - Part 10

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Shop Trading Hours Amendment...


Unemployment rate drops for Manawatu/Whanganui

Unemployment in the Manawatu/Whanganui region dropped by 600 people in the year ending June 2016 which is the lowest unemployment rate in over two years. Our regions unemployment rate is...


Games Values to Admire

The world watches on as the Olympic Games take our attention at this time of year. It is an opportunity for our sportsmen and sportswomen to test their strength and...


Papatoetoe High School funded to trial innovative teaching approaches

MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi says he can’t wait to see the results of the Papatoetoe High School project in 18 months, which...


Rodney MP congratulates local youth award winner

Mark Mitchell, MP for Rodney, has congratulated Alexia Hilbertidou for receiving a 2016 Youth Award for Leadership at Parliament last night. “I am delighted that Alexia has been recognised for...