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Essential Freshwater Proposal is Govts Latest Jab at Farmers

The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) is looking to make major reforms to current regulations and create a new National Environment Standard for freshwater


Harete's Happenings - September 2019

Out & About As MP for Whanganui I meet regularly with key people in our communities in the electorate and throughout NZ


In the New Zealand Maori Tourism Dragon's Den

Last month I had the pleasure of attending the New Zealand Māori tourism Dragon's Den awards in Otautahi, Christchurch.


Awards Offer Exciting New Ideas For Maori Tourism

16 August 2019 Awards offer exciting new ideas for Māori Tourism Māori Tourism is an innovative and dynamic sector that must be...


Harete's Happenings - August 2019

Eltham Care Rest Home I enjoyed spending time with local residents and staff at Eltham Care Rest Home (ECRH) at their mid-winter Christmas feast and celebration. I was joined by...


Whanganui’s roads at risk of slips and rock falls

An urgent overhaul is needed of our most dangerous roads, including State Highway 4, also known as the Parapara Highway, and surrounding rural roads that are in disrepair, Whanganui MP...


Government needs to address drug-impaired driving

The Government needs to act and introduce compulsory roadside drug testing or there will be more tragedies like what occurred on State Highway Three last June, Whanganui MP Harete Hipango...


Harete's Happenings - February 2019

Whanganui Opera WeekOpera and Aroha on the River Whanganui Opera Week is a highlight of my year. This year marks the 25th...


Harete's Happenings - November 2018

Out and About Royal Visit For me, the highlight of Prince Harry and Meghan’s New Zealand visit was ensuring that this group of 4 young women St Johns Ambulance 1st...


Harete's Happenings - October 2018

Out and About Whanganui Literary Festival I had the pleasure to introduce Whanganui Literary Festival’s guest speaker Helen Leahy - author of “Crossing the Floor: the Story of Tariana Turia”...