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Opunake & Coastal News Column December 5, 2019

Released last week, National's Law and Order Discussion document has created a great deal of comment. There are 43 ideas aiming to reduce crime, improve community safety and help break the...


The TOM column December 2019

We’re fast approaching the end of another busy year, which has been full of constituent assistance, MP’s visiting the region, research into Energy & Resources (which I have responsibility for)...


Jonathan's Journal 2 December 2019

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Opunake & Coastal News Column November 21 2019

 A good education provides the foundation for young people to step more confidently into work opportunities that gives young people financial independence and the ability to make more positive choices...


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...