News

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

What was your guess? Leader Article 5.11.14

December 8th, 2014

What was your guess? Once again, the Hawke’s Bay show was a great success. The weather behaved the majority of the time and the smiles on the kids’ faces said it all. I hope you a chance to check out my Backing the Bay site and guess the number of ... read more

Final 2 weeks of Campaign

September 15th, 2014

In the News… I will continue to champion: -The Ruataniwha Dam, which will provide security of water supply for our farmers and jobs for those in our local communities. -Exploring job opportunities through oil and gas exploration. -Protection of our ... read more

Vote Early

September 15th, 2014

Voting from 3 September: Do you know you can ‘Back the Bay’ earlier than September 20? Advance voting can be made from September 3rd at: Havelock North Function Centre, 30 Te Mata Road,          Havelock North Heretaunga House, Level ... read more

Relentlessly Positive

September 15th, 2014

In the News… Constantly Backing the Bay •Ultra-fast broadband is modernising our schools and enabling Kiwibank to create up to 200 new jobs. •76% of school leavers in The Bay are now achieving at least NCEA level 2. •HBDHB is now an ... read more

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