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Open Letter to Hon Phil Twyford

  30 August 2019Hon Phil Twyford and Hon Julie Anne GenterParliament BuildingsWELLINGTON 6160   Dear Ministers RE:  Road Safety in Morrinsville – the Avenue Road/SH26 Intersection and Speed Zone Extension...


MP launches petition for safer connection

Waikato MP Tim van de Molen was out on Tamahere’s Devine Road at lunchtime today; launching his petition to the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to provide safe pedestrian and...


Can we afford this Government?

It’s becoming ever-clearer that the Labour-led Government’s idea of being ‘kind’ and ‘caring’ simply means throwing more money at a problem and hoping it goes away. The idea of incentivising...


Locals get behind MP’s Driver Licence Service Petition

This afternoon’s rain clouds could not put locals off joining their MP Tim van de Molen, supporting the launch of his petition to the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to...


Positivity and innovation for the Primary Sector

Fieldays has come and gone for another year. I enjoyed being able to visit exhibitors from the Waikato electorate, as well as catching up with many farmers at the nation’s...


Botched Budget: what wellbeing means

The Government’s Wellbeing Budget has been released, and I am hearing from many people who are questioning the Government’s definition of wellbeing. They’re underwhelmed by the so-called ‘transformational’ budget, which...


Shaping New Zealand’s Zero-Carbon Bill

On Tuesday 21 May, the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill passed its first reading in Parliament with just one vote against it. The fact it had such wide...


2018 Christmas Message

Season’s greetings! As we look towards Christmas & the end of 2018, I’d like to say a quick thanks. I have really enjoyed my first full year as your MP....


Kiwi Christmas Icons – No room for more tax!

We are coming into the time of year we should be enjoying the icons of Kiwi Christmas; the beach, BBQs, road trips and large ice creams dripping down your hand...


Waikato Youth MP Announced for 2019

I am pleased to announce 17 year old Waikato Diocesan School student Harper Smith as my Youth MP for Waikato. Youth Parliament was first held in 1994 to celebrate the...