As we close the year I’d just like to wish you and your loved ones a happy, safe, and relaxing holiday season.
Around our beautiful country, Kiwis are getting together with their families and friends to celebrate special times, rest and relax.
But for too many New Zealanders the holiday season offers little joy. The kids who are asking Santa for a house because they’re living out of cars, the minimum wage workers who are spending the season doing shift work and still struggle to pay the bills, the families who are apart because they can’t afford the cost of coming together, the thousands who will be relying on charity for their Xmas dinner.
At the same time there’s hundreds of millions of dollars available for multinational companies, for Hollywood studios, for selling our assets, for the wealthy few.
This is the hard reality of New Zealand under the current government.
But there’s a better way than this, a way to make sure every New Zealander gets a fair go and decent opportunities. And next year, election year, we’ll work for it. Together.
In the meantime, enjoy the holiday season and make sure you come back refreshed and ready to win.
My aroha to you and your loved ones,
PS: if you’ve not taken the chance to send an Xmas card to the Prime Minister you can do it here.