Columns

Fri 12 Aug 2016
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The world watches on as the Olympic Games take our attention at this time of year. It is an opportunity for our sportsmen and sportswomen to test their strength and endurance against the best in the world.

Fri 15 Jul 2016
| Columns

The world did not anticipate a ‘Leave’ majority vote in the Brexit campaign; the media has had a proverbial field day with the news, because it’s a defining moment in our generation’s history.

Mon 16 May 2016
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Budget Day is quickly approaching and the National-led Government has already started to make some announcements and alongside a strong focus on the economy, the Budget will also ensure that the needs of New Zealand families are met in key areas like health and renewable energy.

Mon 18 Apr 2016
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Last week on Thursday 7 April, we had the pleasure of hosting the Prime Minister John Key at a number of visits which showcased the progression and growth of our educational, agricultural and commercial sectors within the region.

 

Mon 22 Feb 2016
| Columns

At this time of year, we celebrate a major event in the Chinese community.  Chinese New Year took place on Monday the 8th of February 2016.   2016 is the year of the Monkey – an animal known for its curiosity, intelligence and versatility. People born in this year are said to be agile, with a great sense of humour.

Tue 2 Feb 2016
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Welcome back to the New Year and I hope everyone had a good and safe break. During the holidays many of us will have travelled east over the Kaimais to the Bay of Plenty.

Mon 9 Nov 2015
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As we wind down near the end of the year, it is always good to reflect back and evaluate the work that our Government has been involved in this year.

 

Tue 21 Jul 2015
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New Zealand will commit to a new, more ambitious climate change target.

Tue 26 May 2015
| Columns

Couples with children make up 40 percent of all families in Hamilton.  We’re concerned about what happens to these children when their family’s resources fall behind those of other households so the Government has announced a number of initiatives in this year’s Budget to help the most vulnerable of families.   &

Mon 17 Aug 2015
| Columns

Last week, the Government announced the twenty-two groups of schools which successfully secured funding as part of the Asian Language Learning in Schools funding programme.