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Post-Budget

Late last month, Finance Minister Steven Joyce delivered his first Budget, which was also the first Budget of Bill English's term as prime minister and Leader of the National...


Heard of Makerbox?

Heard of Makerbox? I've recently discovered this interesting little initiative, the objective of which is to introduce young children to robotics and coding using simple electronics and basic household items....


Neighbours Days

When neighbours become good friends ... Well, I never thought I'd use a line from an Aussie soap in a newsletter but there's always a first time. Neighbours have been...


A Busy February

It has been a particularly busy return to work for me as election year 2017 has got under way. I've  been able to call into several businesses based in Ohariu,...


Policy Change to National Superannuation

Early this week Prime Minister Bill English announced a policy change to national superannuation that will take effect if the Government is returned to office later this year. The National-led...


Ōhāriu AGM 2017

About 40 members of the National Party's Ohariu branch attended the 2017 AGM in Khandallah Town Hall on Monday, February 13. Speakers on the night were LNI regional chairman Bernard...