Your Local Voice - Dec 2018

It’s been an amazing, busy, jam-packed year, I've loved every minute of representing our community. I’ve held seven public meetings; visited five Rest Homes with morning tea; had some great wins with Auckland Transport (including Glenvar Rd, Carsilie Rd, Harrowglen Dr and the lights at Constellation and East Coast Rds); helped to save our local Browns Bay Community Police Station; advocated for local schools; and met so many wonderful people living in the East Coast Bays.

We are already planning for next year so keep an eye out either on my website, Facebook or Instagram.

Check out some of the things I’ve been up to since my last newsletter and I look forward to seeing you in 2019. Have a wonderful Christmas and safe New Year!


Meet Maria

Introducing my new Youth MP, Maria Kopilevich. Maria is a year 13 student at Pinehurst School in Albany. We had six talented finalists who delivered 5-minute speeches on ‘The Importance of Free Speech in a Modern Democracy’.

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Browns Bay for hosting the event and selecting the winner.

I’ll be working closely with Maria in the build-up to a two-day session in Parliament mid next year. CONGRATULATIONS MARIA!!​



Sylvia Durrant - The Bird Lady

Thank you to all who signed the petition to support my nomination of Sylvia Durrant for the New Zealander of the year - Senior of the Year award. We have sent off the nomination that included hundreds your lovely comments from the petition. 

Keep an eye on my website to see if she made it through as a finalist.



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