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Opunake & Coastal News Column November 6 2019

Ministry of Social Development Figures show that in the 2019 September quarter, Taranaki people receiving a main benefit were up by more than 400 on the same...


The TOM November 2019

I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the successful candidates who stood in last month’s local elections. Holding public office is a serious commitment, requiring huge amounts of reading,...


Jonathan's Journal October 30 2019

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Opunake & Coastal News Column October 24 2019

It’s good to see democracy alive and well in South Taranaki District, with an increased voter turnout in the local elections. Central government and local government are separate institutions, although...


The TOM October 2019

New Plymouth electorate has been the focus of several National Party MP visits this year and last month was no exception. Over the past month Nicola Willis looked at education,...


Opunake & Coastal News Column September 27 2019

I’m very pleased with the ongoing positive turnouts at my Constituent clinics in Opunake this year, and last week we had a big crowd to hear from special guest, List...


Opunake & Coastal News Column September 12 2019

Water is a both a critical strategic asset and a source of recreation in New Zealand, and we all know it must be abundant, healthy, clean and cost effective. While...


Jonathan's Journal 26 August 2019

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Opunake & Coastal News Column August 16 2019

National is doing the work in opposition to make sure we have the policies that New Zealanders want. We’ve released a number of discussion documents this year and have had...


Opunake & Coastal News Column August 2 2019

Two weeks ago I enjoyed a memorable meeting with coastal members of the Filipino Community in the Oaonui Hall. The warm and friendly mood inside was in stark contrast to...