Mill Road petition lodged in Parliament

MP for Hunua Andrew Bayly, and MP for Papakura, Judith Collins presented their petition pushing for a complete upgrade of the Mill Road corridor, in Parliament on Tuesday 19 June. Andrew said the petition shows significant public support for what is a key regional roading project under threat. The Government and Auckland Council plan to upgrade only the first part […]

Scrap over Mill Road

MP for Hunua Andrew Bayly and MP for Papakura Judith Collins, are disappointed with the coalition government’s decision to redirect road funding. The decision affects the National MPs’ plans for a four-lane Mill Road expressway. Judith Collins said, “The funding of the four-lane Mill Road expressway, that will provide an alternative motorway from Manukau and Flat Bush to Papakura and […]

Petition launched to save Mill Road corridor

MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly has launched a petition to save the Mill Road corridor project from Manukau and Flat Bush to Papakura and Drury, which is now under review by the Labour Government. Andrew believes that this project is vital to meet the needs of the increasing population and business development in the Franklin area, and the pressing need […]

PM visits for national announcement

Prime Minister Bill English was at Balle Bros. in Pukekohe last week to announce a new trade policy for the National Government. In front of national and local media the Prime Minister described the action as, “the next big push on agreements.” “It’s about opening the markets for New Zealanders,” he said. “We’re very pleased to be pushing on with […]

Locals feature in national Kiwi cuisine book

A newly published book featuring the behind the scenes of the food world is out on shelves this week. While the book, Source New Zealand, shares stories from all over the country it also features several locals including Hori Watson, a keen whitebait fisherman from Port Waikato, eel fisherman Mike Holmes and the NZ Eel Processing Company in Te Kauwhata […]

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