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Speaking at Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
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Scott Simpson MP and Cherie Staples, President of Hauraki JP’s Assoc, present Noel (centre) with his 30 years achievement award as a Justice of the Peace.

Speaking at Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club

Our MP Scott Simpson spoke at a sponsors early breakfast organised and hosted by the Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club last Thursday. Scott introduced himself as part of the large clan of Simpsons of Simpson’s Beach but his main focus was on the state of the Hauraki Gulf waters and the coming legislation soon to be tackled in Parliament. He acknowledged that the Game  Fishing Club has written a submission which Scott is supporting.

Presentation to Noel Hewlett

Being a Justice of the Peace for 30 years is no small feat. It is deserving of the community’s recognition for this very responsible, trusted, volunteer role which requires a great deal of reading and administration for people’s official and legal needs.  Noel Hewlett, a Whitianga businessman, community leader and past TCDC Councillor and Community Board member, has achieved this. Scott accompanied the President of the Hauraki Justices of the Peace Association, Cherie Staples, and TCDC Councillor John Grant for the presentation to Noel at The Informer office last Thursday.