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Collins' Comments: 18 July 2017

The Fuel Market Study I am really pleased by the results from the study into the New Zealand retail fuel market that I requested in my role as...


Insulation grants extended to low-income home owners

The Government has extended the eligibility for Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes insulation grants to include low-income home owners in addition to landlords with low-income or high health need...


Collins' Comments: 20 June 2017

My congratulations go to all the people who have been recognised by their communities for the work they do and who received awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours recently. ...


Collins' Comments: 7 June 2017

A Small Business Consultation with Hon Jacqui Dean I was pleased to introduce Minister for Small Business Jacqui Dean to a group of small business owners and representatives in Papakura...


Collins' Courier March 2017

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Collins' Comments: 22 May 2017

On Thursday this week, Minister of Finance Hon Steven Joyce will deliver Budget 2017, his first in the role. Already, there have been a number of pre-Budget...


Collins' Comments: 9 May 2017

By 2025, New Zealand should be using 90 per cent renewable resources for electricity generation. We are well on track to achieve this. At the end of the last December...


Collins' Comments: 24 April 2017

Anzac Day Attending Papakura’s Anzac Day services and parades on April 25 and then viewing the national news later in the day, it is moving to see so many New...


Collins' Comments: 13 April 2017

Congratulations It was a great day when the Pulman Arena opened a couple of weeks ago. I must congratulate and thank Bruce Pulman, his family and his team who have...


Collins' Comments: 28 March 2017

Tax relief following flooding With the recent flooding in Franklin, Hunua, Hauraki District, and Thames-Coromandel District, it is good that Inland Revenue has announced it will exercise its discretion on...