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The cost of living, meat, eggs, vegetables, milk, fuel prices, the interest on your mortgage, rising crime, ram raids and your business/farm drowning in regulations, are just some of the key issues I am constantly hearing about.
For the past six years, we’ve seen the economy, infrastructure, biggest export earners, education and health systems, rural communities, law and order, among others fall victim to the ideology of our current government.
We’ve become a nation divided over governance, language and resources, of haves versus have nots, of failing systems and lawlessness. A country where people can walk out of a store without paying for what they have taken without consequence.
Labour is the only political party, since MMP was introduced in 1993, to enjoy the luxury of governing without the need of political partners in their second term.
In the final weeks of this term, they have used this majority to pass Three Waters, two of their three RMA replacement bills, announced a policy to take GST off fresh fruit and vegetables but will add staggered 12c fuel tax if they win the election.
This is why I’m encouraging everyone to look closely at the policies on offer not the personalities.
Because the window to reverse the monumental damage done since Labour took office in 2017 is closing rapidly.
National has announced many of its policies—www.national.org.nz/plan — and countered those put forward by others.
We are builders and our previous terms in government attest to that.
Post-October 14, I hope we will have a healthy majority to continue that record.
Because I believe the New Zealand we know, and love, is depending on it.