I enjoyed connecting with Northwood’s business people recently when I spoke at a business breakfast around our current economic climate and where people think things could be done better. I enjoyed the two-way conversation as it is important to me to know about the issues that are affecting you as your voice in Parliament. I routinely visit our local businesses to see how they’re doing.
Highlighting what we do well in Waimakariri electorate is something I enjoy. It was great to bring National’s Conservation Spokesperson Sarah Dowie to visit some impressive initiatives in our area, including a visit to Odyssey House and an update on Willowbank’s Kiwi programme.
National’s Spokesperson for Health Michael Woodhouse was another colleague I hosted and we had informative sessions with the 298 Youth Health Centre before donning hard hats to view progress on Christchurch Hospital’s new outpatients' building.
If you would like to connect with Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges, then the place to be on Tuesday 17 July at 11 am is the Rangiora A&P Showgrounds Centre. The public meeting is part of Simon’s Connecting to Communities tour. Simon wants to hear from as many New Zealanders as possible, so please do join us and have your say as we develop from these nationwide discussions positive policies that deliver.
I have been speaking at a range of community events on mental health. We will all have times of good and bad mental health and having conversations in our communities helps to take away the stigma of asking for help. Please do get in touch if you would like me to speak to your group.