Pakuranga is one of the best places to raise a family in New Zealand. I am proud to live here with my wife Rebecca and our three children, Anna, Grace, and Thomas, and to represent this community as the local Member of Parliament since 2017.
Since the 2023 general election, I have served as a Cabinet Minister in the National-led Government with responsibility in four portfolios: Transport, Local Government, Energy, and Auckland.
As a Minister, I have passed legislation repealing the unfair Ute Tax, have removed the requirements for Road Controlling Authorities to set speed management plans in order to end the practice of blanket speed limit reductions, and have announced plans to remove the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax and repeal the Three Waters legislation. Going forward, I will focus on a range of issues including work on a new Land Transport Rule to better govern our transport network.
Prior to entering politics, I completed Law and Commerce Degrees at the University of Auckland and worked in Commercial Finance at the Bank of New Zealand, as well as serving as an elected Local Board member at Auckland Council.
Recently in Pakuranga, I have supported community efforts to retain a local Police presence, resulting in the new Howick Police Station, and pushed back against proposals by Auckland Transport to install speed bumps on our major arterial roads. My priority is always the people of Pakuranga, and I will continue to work hard and represent them on the issues they care about.
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