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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....


MPs Life Delicate Balancing Act

Life is a balancing act. In my new and current role as a politician I have learnt is full and uncompromising on our time and energy, trying to navigate and...


First six months time of significant change in life of South Taranaki MP

Penning this piece to paper courtesy of the Taranaki Star prompts me to pause and reflect on the past six months as your Member of Parliament and what I have...


The Last 6 Months

The six months post-election has been as full, action-packed and fast-paced as the election campaign was. There was no time out from the campaign — it was a seamless move...