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Bridges Brief - June 2020

Like everyone says, a week and even a day can be a long time in politics. While I was disappointed to lose the Leadership of the National Party, there are...


Bridges Brief - April 2020

Epidemic Response Committee The last Bridges’ Brief was the very beginning of New Zealand entering Alert Level 4, when we didn’t know how long we would be lockdown. Parents were...


Bridges Brief - March 2020

Covid-19 A lot has happened since the last Bridges Brief, it’s hard to believe how much things have changed over the past month. By now you will be in lockdown....


Bridges Brief - February 2020

The year is already off to a busy start and I know 2020 is only going to get busier. The election date is set September 19th and I can’t wait...


Bridges Brief - December 2019

What an incredible year. I’d especially like to thank Tauranga for the privilege of being your MP for another year, and all of New Zealand for the privilege of being...


Bridges Brief - November 2019

The year might be drawing to a close and Christmas decorations are becoming a lot more prevalent, but it doesn’t mean we’re slowing down. Official Opening of Accessible Properties I...


Bridges Brief - September 2019

The spring flowers popping up around our region serve as a reminder that we are entering the last few months of the year.  I’m looking forward to making them count. ...


Bridges Brief - August 2019

We are freshly back for our National Conference held in Christchurch.  It was an inspiring event.  Around 650 delegates spent the weekend focusing on what matters to New Zealanders.  What...


Bridges Brief - July 2019

As I write it is a balmy 30+ degrees. I am currently in England visiting my wife Natalie’s family for a few days. We normally do this every second Christmas...


Bridges Brief - June 2019

I was fortunate to wake up in the Bay of Islands recently near Waitangi. Natalie and I were there to attend the Northern Regional Conference, the last of the regional...