Fri 17 Apr 2015
| Customs

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind visit to Australia to meet with my ministerial counterparts and foster trans-Tasman cooperation across both my Customs and Disability Issues portfolios.

Fri 10 Apr 2015
| Out and About

The PYLAT Council  hosted  a debate for Pacific youth on New Zealand's involvement in the Islamic State campaign and issues of international response to crisis.

Sun 5 Apr 2015
| Conservation

Today, I met with the team from Goodnature, a Wellington-based Company that specialises in designing and manufacturing automatic traps and lures to humanely kill pest animals.

Thu 2 Apr 2015
| Disability Issues

Today is the 8th Annual World Autism Awareness Day. This morning I hosted the World Autism Awareness Day Breakfast in the Grand Hall at Parliament.

Thu 26 Mar 2015
| Disability Issues

Every year the National Foundation for the Deaf run an annual campaign called ‘Hearing Week.’ This year Hearing Week is being held from 23 to 29 March.

Wed 11 Mar 2015
| Disability Issues

Variety - The Children's Charity levels the playing field for disadvantaged Kiwi kids; Every year they help over 10,000 local children.