Final day campaigning Party vote national
National working hard in rain
Human hoardings east and west working for hamilton

Today is New Year's Day in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, marking the start of the Year of the Dog. Wishing you all health, wealth and happiness for the coming year

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Have a read of my first Hamilton News Soapbox column for this year #hamiltonnews #waikatoexpressway

MP for Hamilton East David Bennett is concerned about the future of the Waikato Expressway

NZ First fails to fulfil their policy promise to farmers! The Bill removes the regulated milk provisions, and now internationally owned companies can access regulated milk.

2018-02-14 - Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill (No 2) - Committee Stage - Part 1 - Video 5 David Bennett,Adrian Rurawhe Help us caption & translate...

Why doesn’t the Government support Fonterra in the value-add Labour claims to want? They’re trying to take out the DIRA clause that would help ADD value to the industry. They’re doing the opposite and hamstringing Fonterra in the competitive market.
(Note to self: must practise pronouncing ‘monopolistic’!)

2018-02-13 - Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill (No 2) - Committee Stage - Video 2 David Bennett Help us caption & translate this video! https://ama...

Farmers beware! Govt passed DIRA under urgency so that they can set up another review of the dairy industry including environmental issues and land use- this is entirely beyond what DIRA was set up for! Funded by Parliamentary Service. Authorised by D. Bennett, 510 Grey St, Ham East

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While we've been busy working on the Waikato Expressway petition, Nikki Kaye has been preparing a Private Member's Bill for second language education in Years 1 to 8. The benefits of multilingualism are well established, so please support this bill

National wants every child in years 1-8 to have universal access and resources to learn a second language at school.

We already have over a thousand signatures in hard copy alone! It's great to see so much support for extending the Waikato Expressway to the Kaimai Range and to Tirau. Waikato needs its fair share of the transport budget.

Add your name to our petition online here or call in to the electorate office on Grey Street, Hamilton East:…

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It's a big day for our senior high school students today. NCEA results are available online now. Good luck everyone

For about 168,000 school students it's time to find out if their hard work paid off.

At the top of the Kaimai Range with Simon Bridges MP explaining the importance of our petition to fund the Waikato Expressway extensions from Piarere to the foot of the Kaimais and from Cambridge to Tirau. Make sure you add your name and show your support #waikatoexpressway #roadsofnationalsignificance

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Thank you Hamilton! We've had a great response from people supporting the roading petition already. This article explains what it's all about. Add your name through the link in the comments and tag a mate who should do the same.

National is preparing to swamp the Government with roading petitions.

We're outside Rototuna New World now collecting signatures to save our regional highway projects. Extending the Waikato Expressway from Cambridge to the foot of the Kaimai Range and from Cambridge to Tirau is crucial for Hamilton and the Waikato. You can help make these projects happen

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Help us push the Government to support these roading projects that are so critical to our region's growth. Sign this petition online or come and see me outside Rototuna New World from 1pm today

The Kermadecs are a natural wonder and home to a rich and diverse array of marine species. We're committed to creating the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary, which will be one of the world's largest marine reserves. You can help too by adding your signature here:

Support the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary

John Roughan raises some serious concerns about how free tertiary education will affect the quality of our universities: "Will students choose courses as carefully? Will they do the work as diligently? Will they stay the course in the same numbers?"

COMMENT: Free entry could send our universities downhill.

Well written Tom Rowland as you encapsulated the essence of a man that developed so many boys into men and with his respected and gentle approach instilled pride and confidence in the students of HBHS. A very fitting tribute.