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  Chris Bishop · [email protected]
July 1, 2022 at 5:06 AM

KiwiBuild celebrates four years of failure

New Zealand National Party Today marks the fourth birthday of Kiwibuild but there’s nothing to celebrate.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
June 30, 2022 at 11:17 PM

Hello from paternity leave!

Hello from paternity leave! Sunday was a special day A new member of the Bishop-Raeburn household! Dear John, If you're a regular Parliament watcher, you'll have noticed me absent for the last week - for the best reasons! Jenna and I we…
  Hon Louise Upston · [email protected]
June 29, 2022 at 11:31 PM

Parliamentary News from Louise - June 2022

NationBuilder Dear John  Parliamentary News Update National Party Leader, Christopher Luxon was well-received recently during his visit to Taupō.  We caught up with social service agencies and volunteers in celebration of Volunteer Week, and there was an opportunity for the …
  Christopher Luxon · [email protected]
June 21, 2022 at 12:03 AM

The National Party is back in business

New Zealand National Party Strong win in the Tauranga by-election shows National is back in business.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
June 16, 2022 at 11:12 PM

Hello from self-isolation :)

Hello from self-isolation :) The spicy cough has got me... I've got COVID, unfortunately. Dear John, A big hello from self-isolation... yep, after two years of successfully avoiding it, I've got COVID-19, or as the Aussies call it, the …
  Christopher Luxon · [email protected]
June 11, 2022 at 1:33 AM

National will back Police and tackle gangs

New Zealand National Party Together we can tackle gangs and keep Kiwis safe.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
June 2, 2022 at 9:19 PM

3 Waters Bill introduced, Julie Anne's secret letter revealed, and more on Hutt Hospital

3 Waters Bill introduced, Julie Anne's secret letter revealed, and more on Hutt Hospital Labour's moving ahead with 3 Waters Julie Anne Genter's "secret letter" has been revealed! Dear John, Yesterday Labour introduced its "Three Waters…
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
May 19, 2022 at 9:29 PM

The Budget and Hutt Hospital

The Budget and Hutt Hospital What did you think of the Budget? Budget 2022 was delivered yesterday and it was a Backwards Budget. Dear John, As I write, Parliament is in urgency following the delivery of the 2022 government Budget yeste…
  Christopher Luxon · [email protected]
May 19, 2022 at 6:43 AM

Labour’s Backward Budget

New Zealand National Party Today, Grant Robertson delivered his 5th Budget, and it confirms New Zealand is going backwards under Labour faster than ever.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Hon Louise Upston · [email protected]
May 14, 2022 at 10:13 PM

Reminder - Post Budget events - Taupō Electorate

NationBuilder Dear John A quick reminder that I'm hosting Post Budget events where we'll be discussing in more detail what the Government's Budget announcements on 19 May will mean for businesses and communities in the Taupō Electorate. I would like to invite you to join the c…
  Hon Louise Upston · [email protected]
May 6, 2022 at 12:56 AM

Parliamentary News from Louise - April 2022

NationBuilder Dear John  Parliamentary News Update Schools are back and I hope you and your family enjoy the beautiful marvels of towns across the Taupō Electorate during the past school holidays. April is traditionally a month of celebrations when the many cultures that make …
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
May 5, 2022 at 9:19 PM

Trevor Mallard, Anzac Day and the cost of living

Trevor Mallard, Anzac Day and the cost of living What a week at Parliament! What a week at Parliament! Dear John, Normally when Parliament goes into recess, politics quietens down a bit but it certainly didn't feel like that this time, …
  Hon Louise Upston · [email protected]
May 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Post Budget Meetings - Taupō Electorate

NationBuilder Dear John The Government will be announcing their plans for moving New Zealanders back to prosperity through its Budget 2022/23, on 19 May this year.  I'm hosting Post Budget Breakfasts and Coffee Catch Ups where we'll be discussing in more detail what this year'…
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
April 18, 2022 at 9:14 PM

How was your Easter break?

How was your Easter break? I hope you had a relaxing Easter I hope you had a relaxing Easter break Dear John, I hope you had a enjoyable and relaxing time over Easter. After an incredibly busy start to the year and with our baby due in …
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
April 1, 2022 at 2:28 AM

Christopher Luxon visits the Hutt and TG is finally open!

Christopher Luxon visits the Hutt and TG is finally open! National Leader Chris Luxon visited the Hutt a couple of weeks ago Have you driven Transmission Gully yet? Dear John, A busy couple of weeks. I can't decide if the highlight has …
  Hon Louise Upston · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 3:57 AM

Parliamentary News from Louise - March 2022

NationBuilder Dear John  Parliamentary News Update The most recent poll showing Chris Luxon making significant gains in the preferred Prime Minister stakes at 45% against Jacinda Arden's 46% shows National is moving in the right direction.  The cost of living crisis is getting…
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
March 17, 2022 at 11:14 PM

Cost of living, COVID, and new roles for me at Parliament

Cost of living, COVID, and new roles for me at Parliament A busy couple of weeks as I pick up new roles in Parliament An incredibly busy week Dear John, There are quiet weeks and busy weeks in politics. This week has definitely been the…
  Peter Goodfellow · [email protected]
March 10, 2022 at 7:12 AM

Tonight's Poll

New Zealand National Party Tonight’s One News Poll shows National is moving in the right direction on 39%, but we aren’t taking anything for granted.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
March 3, 2022 at 7:59 PM

The occupation of Parliament ends, and Russia invades Ukraine

The occupation of Parliament ends, and Russia invades Ukraine The Parliament occupation is over Dear John, In my first Bishop Bulletin of the year I reported 103 omicron cases that day. A couple of weeks ago when I wrote to you there wer…
  Hon Louise Upston · [email protected]
February 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Parliamentary News from Louise - February 2022

NationBuilder Dear John  Parliamentary News Update It’s a new year and we’ve hit the ground running. The Prime Minister recently gave her statement in the House signalling the start of the new parliamentary year, and I had an opportunity to respond. Watch my full response here…
  Nicola Willis · [email protected]
February 21, 2022 at 7:26 AM

Did you see Christopher's speech today?

New Zealand National Party Today, our Leader Christopher Luxon delivered a speech outlining his thoughts on COVID, the ongoing protests, government mandates, and how we can begin to heal the division that has opened in New Zealand.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
February 18, 2022 at 1:19 AM

Protests at Parliament, rapid tests, Hutt housing and more

Protests at Parliament, rapid tests, Hutt housing and more An interesting last few days! Extraordinary scenes at Parliament this week Dear John, When I last wrote to you on 30 January there were 103 Omicron cases that day and it had jus…
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
January 30, 2022 at 9:04 PM

Omicron hits NZ and some more personal news

Omicron hits NZ and some more personal news Happy new year!  The spectre of omicron hangs over us Dear John, Happy new year (can you still say that at the end of January?) and I hope this first Bishop Bulletin for 2022 finds you well. I…
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
December 19, 2021 at 9:21 PM

A bit of personal news... and Merry Christmas!

A bit of personal news... and Merry Christmas! I announced some significant personal news last week Parliament is over for the year and Jenna and I have exciting news Dear John, 2021 is winding to a close, Christmas is around the corner…
  Hon Louise Upston · [email protected]
December 16, 2021 at 3:59 AM

Parliamentary News from Louise - December 2021

NationBuilder Dear John  Parliamentary News Update It’s hard to believe that Christmas is yet again upon us, it feels like not so long ago that we celebrated the start of 2021. What a year it was!  It’s also a time for recognition of hard work and change. Out with the old and …
  Christopher Luxon · [email protected]
December 9, 2021 at 7:29 AM

United and moving forward

New Zealand National Party It’s been a busy week in Parliament. National is back, we are united, and we are focused on the issues that matter to Kiwis.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
December 6, 2021 at 9:29 PM

Special update: the new National line-up

Special update: the new National line-up Christopher Luxon reshuffled National's line-up yesterday Christopher Luxon's new line-up announced Dear John, Yesterday the new National Leader Christopher Luxon announced the new National caucu…
  Peter Goodfellow · [email protected]
December 1, 2021 at 3:48 AM

John, your support is crucial

New Zealand National Party With the election of Christopher Luxon as Leader, and Nicola Willis as Deputy Leader, we have a chance to start afresh. United and focused on the issues that matter to Kiwis and their families.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
November 26, 2021 at 5:43 AM

A big couple of days!

A big couple of days! Traffic lights, movement on MIQ and more A tumultuous few days Dear John, It's been an interesting last 48 hours in the National Party! Judith Collins is no longer the Leader of National and we will meet as a caucu…
  Judith Collins · [email protected]
November 23, 2021 at 9:28 PM

John, we've launched our tech issues paper

New Zealand National Party The online launch of our Technology Issues Paper “Growing the Tech Sector” has started. Please tune in on the Facebook link below to hear from some of New Zealand’s leading tech experts.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Judith Collins · [email protected]
November 22, 2021 at 8:04 AM

Launching our Tech Issues Paper

New Zealand National Party I’d like to invite you to tune in and watch the online launch of our Technology Issues Paper “Growing the Tech Sector”, on Wednesday 24 November at 10am.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
  Chris Bishop · [email protected]
November 19, 2021 at 2:52 AM

John, MIQ is a moral and humanitarian disaster

New Zealand National Party MIQ made sense at the start of the pandemic. But now it’s just cruel and callous to stop fully vaccinated Kiwis coming home for Christmas when there are 5000 people alone in the north island isolating with COVID (or close contacts) at home.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
November 12, 2021 at 12:58 AM

Bishop Bulletin - time to end MIQ and bring vaccinated Kiwis home

Bishop Bulletin - time to end MIQ and bring vaccinated Kiwis home I launched a new campaign this week to end MIQ Have you signed our petition to end MIQ? Dear John, First the good news - summer is on the way, the Black Caps have made ye…
  Simon Bridges & Simeon Brown · [email protected]
November 11, 2021 at 10:57 PM

National is unapologetically tough on crime

New Zealand National Party We are writing to you as National’s spokespeople for Justice, Police, and Corrections in light of the Government’s announcement that they will repeal the Three Strikes Law.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Chris Bishop · [email protected]
November 8, 2021 at 2:55 AM

John, experts support end to MIQ

New Zealand National Party  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Chris Bishop · [email protected]
November 5, 2021 at 3:23 AM

John, have you signed our petition yet?

New Zealand National Party Dear John --Yesterday, National launched a petition to end MIQ and we’ve had an incredible response from Kiwis all over the world. More than 50,000 people have already signed the petition in less than 24 hours, have you signed it yet?If you haven’t s…
  Chris Bishop · [email protected]
November 4, 2021 at 2:56 AM

John, sign the petition to end MIQ

New Zealand National Party Dear John --Today, we have launched a new petition so that Kiwis on and offshore can tell the Government in no uncertain terms that it’s time to end the lottery of human misery that is MIQ. Sign the petition to end MIQ here We now have a farcical sit…
  Hon Louise Upston · [email protected]
November 1, 2021 at 2:49 AM

Parliamentary News from Louise - October 2021

NationBuilder Dear John  Parliamentary News Update My latest newsletter is available online now. This month, we cover the Government's new traffic light system, vaccination rates and certificates, Three Waters, education and housing news. There is also more information about …
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
October 28, 2021 at 11:54 PM

Three Waters, Traffic Lights, and MIQ

Three Waters, Traffic Lights, and MIQ I've been flat tack over the last couple of weeks  Did you know a MIQ hotel had just one guest for a week? Dear John, As I write this to you, news is just breaking of a MIQ hotel in Wellington that …
  Judith Collins · [email protected]
October 28, 2021 at 7:38 AM

National will repeal and reverse Three Waters

New Zealand National Party Dear John --As we suspected, Labour announced yesterday that they are forcing their Three Waters reforms on local councils by legislation.Let me make our position very clear: National will repeal the Three Waters reforms and return all seized assets …
  Judith Collins · [email protected]
October 20, 2021 at 7:10 AM

John, take a look at our economic plan

New Zealand National Party Dear John --Our hearts go out to the people of Auckland and the Waikato who continue to live under Level 3 restrictions, and those Kiwis in the South Island who remain at Level 2 despite having no Covid cases for nearly a year.None of you deserve the…
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
October 15, 2021 at 3:56 AM

Bishop Bulletin - let's Vaccinate the Valley!

Bishop Bulletin - let's Vaccinate the Valley! A cross-party effort to get our vaccination rates as high as possible... but the wheels are coming off the COVID response Let's get the Hutt to 90% vaccination! Dear John, Yesterday morning …
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
October 1, 2021 at 12:25 AM

National's plan to beat lockdowns and reopen

National's plan to beat lockdowns and reopen I released our big COVID plan this week We've released our COVID plan - did you see it? Dear John, On Wednesday I was very proud to launch National's new COVID plan. It's something I've spent…
  Hon Louise Upston · [email protected]
September 30, 2021 at 3:57 AM

Parliamentary News from Louise - September 2021

NationBuilder Dear John  Parliamentary News Update Just like that, school holidays are looming again!  This year is undoubtedly 'zooming' by. Excuse the pun!   Yesterday was a significant milestone.  National released our Opening Up Plan that will see an end to lockdowns and a…
  Judith Collins & Chris Bishop · [email protected]
September 29, 2021 at 12:41 AM

John, take a look at our plan to tackle COVID-19

New Zealand National Party Dear John --Today, National released our plan to tackle COVID-19, end lockdowns, and reopen to the world.Our plan outlines a pathway to avoid nationwide lockdowns and then allow most fully vaccinated travellers to and from New Zealand to travel much …
  Judith Collins & Chris Bishop · [email protected]
September 28, 2021 at 8:33 AM

John, join Chris and I tomorrow for our COVID-19 Plan Launch

New Zealand National Party Dear John --Tomorrow is an exciting day – we will be launching National’s COVID-19 Plan called:Opening Up: National’s Plan to tackle COVID-19, end lockdowns and reopen to the world.Will you join us online at 10am? You can watch it here on Facebook.La…
  Judith Collins & Christopher Luxon · [email protected]
September 25, 2021 at 5:02 AM

John, help us stop Labour’s Three Waters asset grab

New Zealand National Party Dear John --Right now, your drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services are controlled by your elected council. Your local water assets have been paid for by ratepayers over decades.Labour’s Three Waters plans would see the Government steal yo…
  New Zealand National Party · [email protected]
September 21, 2021 at 10:06 AM

→ Read our Week in Review

NationBuilder Dear John --The shift to Alert Level 3 this evening for Auckland will come as welcome news for many Aucklanders, their families, and the businesses who have endured the longest Level 4 period since the pandemic began.This lockdown was avoidable. Judith Collins an…
  New Zealand National Party · [email protected]
September 14, 2021 at 9:51 AM

→ Read our Week in Review

NationBuilder Dear John --As Auckland remains in Level 4 lockdown, and the rest of New Zealand is in Level 2, we’re focused on holding the Government to account for their policies, decisions, and highlighting how they will affect the lives of everyday Kiwis.Our thoughts are pa…
  Chris Bishop MP · [email protected]
September 10, 2021 at 12:42 AM

Back to Level 2 - please get vaccinated!

Back to Level 2 - please get vaccinated! Wellington is back down to Level 2 (Delta) Wellington is back to Level 2 (Delta)! Dear John, When I wrote to you a couple of weeks ago we were in lockdown and now Wellington is back to Level 2 - …