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Shane's Newsletter Fall 2023

April 03, 2023 Share

Welcome to April!  Only 6 months until the general election. We have been busy reaching out to the Whangarei electorate, connecting with communities and supporting our Northern National Party Candidates.  Angee Nicholas, CANDIDATE FOR TE ATATŪ, and National Party members at the Pasifika Festival in Auckland.

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Shane's Newsletter Summer 2023

February 28, 2023 Share

Highland Games & Waitangi

New Year’s Day – It was an honour to open the 150th Waipu games. The second oldest cultural festival behind Turakina Highland Games. A marvelous day. I notified the Scottish government and read out a letter of congratulations. 

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Shane's Newsletter December 2022

December 01, 2022 Share

Dr Shane Reti QSM National Party Candidate for Whangarei 2023

I was privileged in October to progress through the party’s open selection process and be selected as the National Party candidate for Whangarei for 2023.  I want to thank everyone for their trust and support. I am adamant that together we will win this seat back for National in 2023 and have committed myself to this. I want to especially thank Dean, Debbie and Yvonne who worked with you all to increase our local membership over the past year.

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Shane's Newsletter June 2022

June 30, 2022 Share


A Pleasure to meet the Kingdom of Tonga’s Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni after working to help the people of Tonga following the January 15, 2023 Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption. Once I had learned that the telecommunications cable to Tonga was down, I immediately sent a letter to Elon Musk

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Shane's Newsletter - July 2021

July 30, 2021 Share


Every single National Party MP stands united with our farmers and rural communities.  From North to South and East to West we stand together.

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Shane's Newsletter - June 2021

June 29, 2021 Share

The Hundertwasser Golden Cupola has arrived in Whangārei

Nearly all successful community projects begin with a vision and are brought to life with the help of supporters and volunteers. It is very fitting then that the 8 metre high, 3.5 tonne, gold leaf cupola was placed atop Whangārei's Hundertwasser Art Centre at the conclusion of volunteer week.

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Budget 2021 Response

June 14, 2021 Share

The Broken Compass Budget – beneficiaries were the focus of this year’s budget primarily because the cost of living, especially housing, has risen so much. The implications are - projected debt FY21 113.7 billion, increasing to a projected debt FY25 180.8 billion.  That’s 100,000 dollars of debt for every New Zealand household.

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Shane's Newsletter - April 2021

May 08, 2021 Share


What a difference a year makes, during the early hours of April 25, Kiwis throughout New Zealand were once again able to gather together for the annual remembrance of those who have died in service to their country.   Commemorations held throughout the day seemed exceptionally poignant as we were reminded of the pandemic lockdowns we faced just last year that restricted our ANZAC day gatherings.  

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Shane's Newsletter - March 2021

April 10, 2021 Share

March has been a busy month holding the government to account while fighting for our local DHBs.  We have seen a version of amalgamation before – it doesn’t work. 

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Shane's Newsletter - February 2021

February 26, 2021 Share

National kicked off the year with a positive, upbeat caucus retreat in Wellington.  We held productive discussions about where we are as a party and what we, as a caucus, need to do for you over the next three years.  

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