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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...


Bridges Brief - May 2019

After 18 months of waiting and a $2 million tax working group, National’s relentless opposition to a Capital Gains Tax has forced the Government to back down.  We have been...


Bridges Brief - April 2019

As we come to terms with the devastating terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealanders have been coming together in grief and sadness.  The vigils, tributes and fundraising have shown the...


Bridges Brief - March 2019

We are seriously back into it and already there is much to write about.  The Tax Working Group has delivered its recommendations suggesting a broad Capital Gains Tax (CGT) be...


Bridges Brief - February 2019

Happy New Year What a hot start it has been.  It has given us, as a family, loads of time outside, including sleeping under the stars with my boys....


Bridges Brief - December 2018

It has been an amazing year.  Leading the National Party and representing Tauranga is my great privilege.  Getting out and about and meeting so many New Zealanders has been fantastic....