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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....


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...