Channel Magazine Columns

  • Essential cancer treatments are needed

    September 11, 2023 Share

    Many more Kiwis will receive the essential cancer treatments they have been denied if Chris Luxon's National Party becomes Government. The 13 cancer treatments have been identified by the Cancer Control Agency as life-saving or life-prolonging and are not currently funded in New Zealand.

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  • New medical school will deliver more doctors

    August 14, 2023 Share

    We all know we don't have enough doctors in New Zealand, so I'm glad that Chris Luxon and Dr Shane Reti have announced a new medical school at the University of Waikato will happen if there is a change in government after October.

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  • Putting gangs on notice

    July 10, 2023 Share

    This softly, softly approach to gangs has fuelled crime and fear too long, and Chris luxon has made it a priority to restore law and order in New Zealand.

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  • Let’s deliver more nurses and midwives

    June 12, 2023 Share

    New Zealand’s health system is in crisis, with a severe shortage of nurses and midwives contributing to ballooning waitlists, delays accessing treatment, and dangerously overcrowded emergency departments. Nurses on the frontline are bearing the brunt, and working long shifts is causing stress, anxiety, and burnout.

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  • Time to take on our cities hidden challenges

    February 24, 2023 Share

    Unless you’re a geotechnical engineer or one of the other professionals that focuses on a city’s hidden challenges there’s a good chance that February’s floods looked like a news story from another country.

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  • Are you ready for change?

    December 30, 2022 Share

    As National’s Associate Spokesperson for Local Government, I’ve had the good fortune to meet people throughout New Zealand. I have discovered that communities generally have an excellent grasp of the challenges they face and the opportunities they want to take advantage of.

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  • Crime and the growing social crisis

    November 11, 2022 Share

    Everyone should feel safe in our communities, but due to a huge increase in crime and no clear plan to address it, people on the North Shore are rightly concerned about their safety.

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  • An economy out of balance

    October 14, 2022 Share

    Reserve Bank Governor, Adrian Orr, has said: “Inflation is the thief in the pocket.” He’s not wrong; the crippling cost-of-living crisis is robbing cash from practically every household in the country. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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  • New Zealand is in danger of missing out

    September 09, 2022 Share

    The weather has been nasty lately, but there’s no mistaking a change of seasons is imminent: the daffodils are coming up and Auckland has welcomed its first cruise ship in two and a half years!

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  • Much of the economic pain you are suffering is home-grown

    August 12, 2022 Share

    Every New Zealander who is struggling through the cost of living crisis needs to understand one vital truth: overseas events cannot be blamed for all of the pain you are suffering.

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