Monthly Archives: June 2014

Campaign newsletter

Click here for a newsletter about what we’ve been doing, and what we’re going to be doing in the next week or two. Rangitīkei Labour campaign update I’ll aim to get a newsletter out every couple of weeks from now … Continue reading

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Tweeting our new tax policy

People saying that Labour's tax rate of 36% will lead to rorts. But the trust rate will go to 36% too. — Deborah Russell (@BeeFaerie) June 25, 2014 And the company tax rate is already 28% ie. 5 percentage points … Continue reading

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It’s about work

The Manawatu Standard ran a big article today about the local election races, between Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway and the current mayor in Palmerston North, and me and the incumbent National MP in Rangitīkei. If you click on the image, … Continue reading

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Getting about Rangitīkei

Rangitīkei is a huge electorate. It takes about three and a half hours to drive from Himitangi Beach in the bottom corner, to Taumarunui at the top end. So we’ve come up with a plan to make it just a … Continue reading

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Tourism and the regions

Darien Fenton, our Tourism spokesperson, and I were given a guided tour of The Coach House Museum in Feilding yesterday, together with a discussion of tourism and the regions. Paul Gibson from the museum, and Dean Manley and Denise Andrews … Continue reading

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Coal face campaigning

There’s a nice write-up about my campaign, and my values and ideas in the Feilding Herald and the Rangitikei Mail today. Issues open on doorsteps, p. 4 (If you click on the picture, you should get a version that’s big … Continue reading

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Mataroa and my family

Mataroa is a tiny settlement just north of Taihape, about 5km off State Highway 1. I called in there today, just to have a look, because my grandfather grew up there in the last decade of the 19th century and … Continue reading

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