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Watts Happening Spring 2023

November 10, 2023 Share

The dust has begun to settle after last month's historic election, and I'm pleased to say change is coming to New Zealand, and National will lead the next Government.

Three years ago, I was elected as your MP for North Shore among only five new National MPs, including Prime Minister-Elect Chris Luxon, and now we're ready to form a new government that will get New Zealand back on track. That turnaround wouldn't have been possible without your support. 

Thank you for all your hard work and for backing me over the last three years. I am honoured to have been re-elected as North Shore's Member of Parliament, receiving over 24,000 candidate votes with a majority of 16,330 - a 12,596 increase from 2020.

Over the last three years, I've been focusing on the areas most important to our community, like housing, lowering the cost of living and delivering action on Climate Change. The work I'm most proud of is in our community, and in the last term, my electorate office on the Shore has helped over 1,000 constituents, and I'll keep working hard for the Shore. 

Thank you for your support.

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Watts Happening Winter 2023

July 27, 2023 Share

We're less than 100 days from the election, and soon, Kiwis will go to the ballot box and choose the next government. The choice is clear: A coalition of chaos under Labour or a strong National government led by Chris Luxon.

Labour, the Greens and Te Pati Maori would rather tax hardworking Kiwis than reign in their wasteful spending or put forward a plan to strengthen our economy and restore law and order.

Only a National government will restore law and order to keep our communities safe. Only National has the economic plan to get our country back on track and safeguard the public services we rely on.

I'll be working hard every day to change the government and earn your support to continue to serve as your local MP.


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Watts Happening April 2023

April 28, 2023 Share

We're now well into 2023, less than a month away from the Budget and less than 200 days from the General Election. 

This will be my second budget as a member of National's finance team and my third as your MP. Sadly, I don't see anything that has convinced me there will be anything in this budget for the North Shore.

As our community continues to recover from the floods and cyclone Gabrielle, as well as grappling with the cost of living crisis and increases in crime, we need a government that will put our communities first more than ever.

I'll keep pushing to take the North Shore forward.

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Watts Happening March 2023

March 22, 2023 Share

It's been a challenging start to the year, with our community still recovering from flooding and cyclone Gabrielle. Through these tough times I've seen our community step up and provide support for those who need it, which shows how incredible the North Shore can be, especially when we come together.

It's hard to believe it's been almost three years since I was elected as your MP, and this October, Kiwis will go to the ballot box and choose the next government. I think we are at a crossroads this election. I see real challenges on the North Shore with increasing crime and the skyrocketing cost of living, but also huge opportunities if we are bold enough to seize them with both hands.

I'll be fighting every day for the North Shore. 

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Watts Happening December 2022

December 30, 2022 Share

2022 has been a big year, and 2023 is going to be even bigger. I'd like to thank you for the support you've shown me; being your MP for North Shore is a privilege, and I'm looking forward to getting stuck in next year advocating for you and fighting for a better deal for the North Shore.

I hope you and your loved ones have a fun and restful holiday. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Watts Happening November 2022

November 25, 2022 Share

When I speak with people on the Shore, it's clear there's a real energy to innovate and grow, but with an economic downturn, increases in crime, and the rising cost of living, it's becoming more and more difficult to get ahead. 

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Watts Happening October 2022

October 28, 2022 Share

This month marks two years since you chose me to be your MP for North Shore. I am still incredibly grateful and humbled and will continue to work tirelessly to represent the people of our community to the best of my ability.

The last two years have flown by, and I am now very concerned, like most, that our country is heading in the wrong direction and that, more than ever, we need a National-led government in 2023.

I will keep fighting for the North Shore and value your continued support.

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Watts Happening September 2022

September 30, 2022 Share

We have an amazing community, and I'm reminded of that every time I speak with people on the Shore or with one of our advocacy groups or businesses. From our innovators and creators to our natural environment, we've got something truly special. Sadly, the problems that plague our community, like increasing crime and the cost of living, continue to make life hard, particularly for the most vulnerable. 

I'm working hard as your MP to put forward solutions and be an advocate for you, and your support makes that possible. I want to thank you for backing me so I can back our community.

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Watts Happening August 2022

August 31, 2022 Share

It's been a busy few weeks getting out in the community and travelling the country listening to people's oral submissions on Three Waters. 

Clearly, we're facing some real struggles, whether it's the skyrocketing cost of living or the increase in crime. We need real leadership to tackle the issues that are causing Kiwis to go backwards. 

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Watts Happening July 2022

July 29, 2022 Share

Parliament is sitting again after a three-week recess, and I'm returning to Wellington, holding the government to account for their failure to deliver. It's been a busy few weeks out and about on the North Shore, working on the key issues our community is grappling with, especially the huge increase in crime and cost of living crisis. 


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