Anne Tolley

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Morocco, kingdom of diverse culture

February 11, 2018 4:01AM

Morocco! The very name can conjure up the smell of spices, or the sights of carpets, leather, bright ceramics, or blue-tinged houses crowding hillsides above …

Waka-jumping bill lacks integrity

February 3, 2018 9:24AM

Happy New Year to everyone, and what a lovely, summery start to 2018 we’ve had! I’ve been lucky to have my six-year-old granddaughter with me …

Voted for change? Not such a simple choice

December 9, 2017 9:57AM

Christmas Holidays are approaching fast! I know a few people who are always very organised and have their shopping done well in advance — but …

Proud of National’s achievements

November 9, 2017 2:16PM

I must admit it has been a bit of a roller coaster ride these past few weeks. I would like to extend my congratulations to …

Privilege to represent East Coast

October 5, 2017 12:28PM

I want to begin by saying a big thank you for re-electing me as your local MP. I am truly grateful for your support and …

High fives for Tolley

September 26, 2017 11:56AM

Strong economy gives us choices

September 16, 2017 8:40AM

As politicians it should always be at the forefront of our minds that every dollar the government spends isn’t ours — it’s yours. It comes …

Proud of what we’re achieving

August 12, 2017 10:55AM

For almost nine years the National-led Government has had the privilege of representing New Zealanders. A lot has happened in that time.We’ve dealt with the …

Let’s get facts straight on NEETs

July 4, 2017 10:18AM

There has been some talk about the number of young people not in employment, education or training (often known as NEETs). You may have heard …

Delivering for Gisborne households

June 10, 2017 11:05AM

I’m incredibly proud of Budget 2017 and what it delivers for Gisborne households. Our centrepiece $2 billion a year Family Incomes Package will see families …

Some facts on big RMA changes

May 6, 2017 10:44AM

A NUMBER of constituents have written to me with concerns about the Government’s Resource Management Act (RMA) reforms recently passed through the Resource Legislation Amendment …

Best interests of our most vulnerable

April 4, 2017 11:27AM

It has been nearly a year since I announced the Government would undertake a complete overhaul of our care and protection system. The independent expert …

Plan a huge collaborative effort

March 11, 2017 9:11AM

Earlier in the year I wrote about the importance of Gisborne’s regional development and the work that was under way to develop an action plan …

Improved support for learning

February 11, 2017 12:04PM

With another school year now under way, the issue of education is likely at the forefront of many parents’ and teachers’ minds. It’s something many …

Shared desire to develop region

January 4, 2017 11:40AM

I’d like to start off by wishing you all a Happy New Year. I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and are managing to squeeze …

Time to unwind, but spare a thought for those less fortunate

December 6, 2016 12:37PM

IT'S that time of year again when we start dusting off the Christmas decorations, stocking up on sunblock and thinking about our plans for the …

Focus on tourism mix, experiences

November 5, 2016 9:22AM

Just about every corner of New Zealand is reaping employment and income growth opportunities due to the success of the Government’s tourism strategy — and …

Saluting brave men a privilege

July 9, 2016 8:34AM

Over the next few years there will be many events across the world marking the centenaries of major events during the First World War. Last …

Govt invests in better outcomes

June 10, 2016 10:49AM

As 2016 speeds along, it is time for another Budget and a look at the plan ahead for the next four years.The 2016 Budget includes …

Housing issues complex but are being addressed

June 8, 2016 10:51AM

Response to Bruce Holm of Tokomaru Bay, May 20 column, Eventually they will believe it . . .While the housing situation in Auckland is challenging, …

More support for small businesses

May 12, 2016 11:23AM

SMALL and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of our communities. With 97 percent of all New Zealand enterprises employing 20 or fewer people and around …

Care focused on needs of child

April 9, 2016 9:32AM

Last year I started talking about the need to overhaul our care and protection system. It is not performing for the children and young people …

TPP in all our best interests

March 5, 2016 11:37AM

THERE has been a lot of talk about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement lately, with those opposed claiming it will impact on our sovereignty, our ability …

‘No change’ message a first referendum option

November 21, 2015 10:01AM

Good on Joe Martin for expressing his opinion about our New Zealand flag. I just don’t understand why he doesn’t think anyone is entitled to …

Obesity, children’s teams and the KickStart Breakfast partnership

November 7, 2015 8:54AM

Supporting children to be happy, healthy and safe is one of the most important things we can do to set them up for a successful …