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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....


Bridges Brief - November 2018

Tauranga has been a hub of activity this month especially on the business front.  Recently I attended the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Westpac Business Awards.  There were so many exceptional...


Bridges Brief - October 2018

They say a week is a long time in politics. These past few weeks certainly have been for the National Party. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank...


Bridges Brief - September 2018

It has been a productive month with the launch of National’s 2020 election policy development. 


Bridges Brief - Aug 2018

What a buzz it was this month to address the 82nd Annual National Party Conference as Leader of the National Party.  It was a packed programme for the 600 delegates...


Bridges Brief - July 2018

At the weekend I concluded my nationwide tour in Tauranga.  Being back home was the perfect place to end my three-month road trip, connecting with communities to find out what...


Bridges Brief June 2018

After looking through the large number of photos taken on my connecting with communities roadshow, it is hard to choose just a couple to show you.  The crowds of people...


Bridges Brief May 2018

I have been surrounded by enthusiastic young people this month.  This included giving a speech at my old school, Rutherford College.  I can’t quite believe that it has been 24...