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Gallipoli

February 17th, 2015

The 2015 Gallipoli centenary commemoration is a hugely significant event for our country. The protracted and devastating Gallipoli campaign was the beginning of our sense of nationhood and of the Anzac spirit. Last week I visited Gallipoli as the New Zealand ... read more

Breakfast at Craig’s

February 17th, 2015

This Friday breakfast is on me — as long as you turn up on your bike!  Hawke’s Bay is a great place to cycle, both recreationally and as a means of transport.  The 2015 Hawke’s Bay Commuter Challenge, which runs from Monday 9 to Friday 13 February ... read more

Back at school!

February 17th, 2015

The new school year is starting — where did the holiday season go? Our kids, our future, are getting the best opportunity to engage in learning that meets their needs. It’s so important to ensure our kids are getting the best possible education. Great ... read more

Enjoy The Bay

February 17th, 2015

Merry Christmas! Have a most excellent Christmas and New Year with your family and friends. You deserve a breather! Relax, cherish any time off from work, and indulge in some holiday treats. Please be a legend and stay as safe as you can, be responsible on ... read more

Central Hawke’s Bay Rotary River Pathway opening.

December 8th, 2014

Hawke’s Bay is one of the most exciting cycling regions in the country. The cycleways across the Bay offer all sorts of opportunities, from cycling for fun or fitness to taking in the magnificent scenery, enjoying a glass of wine at a top-notch vineyard and ... read more

Celebrating Wine

December 8th, 2014

Our wines continue to win National and International awards. After a tough few years, the wine industry is coming back with a full head of steam. The 2014 Air New Zealand Wine Awards is being hosted right here in the Bay. Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s ... read more

The fight against violence

December 8th, 2014

The pledge ‘I PROMISE never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence towards women’ says it all. ‘White Ribbon’ is something we are all aware of and we all should support. It asks men to acknowledge men’s violence against women and to ... read more

Commemorating New Zealand’s involvement in World War I

December 8th, 2014

Recently I joined Prime Minister John Key and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Albany, Western Australia, to mark 100 years since New Zealand and Australian troops’ sailed for the battlefields of World War I. This was a very special event, the ... read more

Providing more quality housing to Hawke’s Bay residents most in need

December 8th, 2014

I have the privilege of hosting Deputy Prime Minister Bill English on Friday 21 November. His day in the Bay includes a visit to Flaxmere Housing Project. Good quality housing and targeted support is important for the health and wellbeing of New Zealand ... read more

MPs Foss & Scott open Waipukurau Office, CHB Mail Column 4.11.14

December 8th, 2014

MPs Foss & Scott open Waipukurau Office This Friday, 7 November, Alastair Scott and I will officially open our Waipukurau office. This office is in a shared space with the CHB Budget Service. We have employed Carmel Thompson as our representative and she ... read more

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