Parliament

Wed 9 Sep 2015
| Parliament

New Zealand might be at the bottom of the planet but Kiwis are rarely indifferent to the world's problems. The size of the migrant crisis unfolding in Europe cannot be ignored.

Sun 16 Aug 2015
| Parliament

Last night I attended the Saraang 2015 celebrations in Kilbirnie hosted by the Wellington Indian Association.

Wed 12 Aug 2015
| Parliament

Last Friday I joined Hon Jo Goodhew in Ashburton to meet with businesses and community groups.

Sun 9 Aug 2015
| Parliament

At the Women’s Lifestyle Expo on Queens Wharf with Hon Hekia Parata and Paul Foster-Bell. Chris Bishop was with us yesterday and will be here again today.

Fri 7 Aug 2015
| Parliament

Yesterday I was on board a Hercules in a low drop exercise. The sharp end of the exercise began with a rapid descent of about 15,000 feet in 3 or so minutes.

Thu 6 Aug 2015
| Parliament

This morning I was part of an exercise simulating a low level drop of aid packages from a Hercules.

Tue 4 Aug 2015
| Parliament

Privileged today to be able to join a New Zealand NZ Defence Force programme covering the Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force and New Zealand Army.

Tue 21 Jul 2015
| Parliament

Last week I spent three days at the Waihi gold mine. It was an eye-opening experience; one which covered everything from prospecting and exploration, through mining, milling and environmental management.

Fri 15 May 2015
| Parliament

This afternoon I attended the release of the ICT Sector report under this government’s Business Growth Agenda programme.

Wed 22 Apr 2015
| Parliament

I spent Monday and Tuesday on base at Ohakea with parliamentary colleague Kris Faafoi learning about the various elements that combine together to deliver our Air Force capability.