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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”...


River City Press - 20 September

Kia ora Whanganui As your MP for Whanganui I want you to know that Simon Bridges has launched National's 2020 election policy development process beginning with the 'Have your say'...


Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech has been very much to the fore in recent weeks. Each of us has a view premised on whether or not we view that it is better...


Harete's Happenings - August 2018

Out and About It was my pleasure to attend Anzac Day Commemorations in Whanganui and Stratford. I have been attending Anzac services since I was a little girl. I was...


Harete Hipango - your local MP reporting

Kia ora Whanganui River City Press readers - This week is National Volunteers Week – a time to acknowledge and celebrate those in our community who generously give of their...


Whanganui Chronicle: Anxious wait for farmers

Anxious wait for farmers as Government announces M. bovis plan Matariki greets us all tomorrow - Friday, June 15 - heralding the new year in Te Ao Maori (the Maori...


South Taranaki Star: MP Seeks Clarification for Farmers

MP Seeks Claification for Farmers OPINION: The Kiwi No 8 wire can-do attitude and rural community spirit is at its...


Wanganui Chronicle: Budget priorities still under scrutiny

The Government now faces the music over its Budget priorities, and the consequences both intended and unintended. Many will wonder, what of the promises laboured during the campaign? What of...


River City Press Column - 22 May

Kia Ora Whanganui, Democracy is sometimes referred to as the "rule of the majority". It is a system of processing conflicts in which outcomes depend on what participants do, but...


Significant changes for MP

Kia ora Stratford Penning this piece to paper prompts me to pause and reflect on the past six months as your Member of Parliament and what I have been doing....