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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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Shane's Newsletter - January 2021

February 05, 2021 Share

Happy New Year from the Winterless North!  We have had a great kiwi summer with family and friends.  Behind the scenes National Party leaders have been meeting with members and supporters throughout New Zealand. 

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Shane's Newsletter - December 2020

January 15, 2021 Share

Thank you

First, I would to thank the people of Whangarei who voted for me in the 2020 general election. I would especially like to thank our supporters and volunteers for their time and effort during the campaign.  

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July News

July 27, 2020 Share

July certainly threw a few curve balls our way, not least the one-in-500-year flood to hit Whangārei and other parts of Northland. 
I captured this video of the wave of water sweeping through the central city at around 11pm on the Friday night. It has received a huge number of hits on my Facebook page

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Jobs, jobs, jobs

June 30, 2020 Share

We are halfway through 2020, and it has already thrown us more than we imagined in January. Although change and uncertainty is present, what has not changed is my commitment to Whangarei and to every person who calls the area home. 

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