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New Zealand is now grow­ing strongly – stronger than most coun­tries.

Un­der the Na­tional-led Gov­ern­ment we have got back on our feet after the global fi­nan­cial cri­sis, got peo­ple into jobs, got back to sur­plus, and tack­led nat­u­ral dis­as­ters. The chal­lenge now is to sus­tain that growth, build for growth, and act for the peo­ple most un­der pres­sure.

We need to be ready to adapt to a still frag­ile and un­cer­tain world, and pre­pare our­selves for longterm pros­per­ity.

Our PMBill English and our united team are build­ing on the suc­cesses of the last few years, with a clear and strong plan to make Ki­wis bet­ter off at work and at home, with the means to achieve it. New Zealand will not achieve a brighter fu­ture by ac­ci­dent and un­der an un­sta­ble Labour-Greens gov­ern­ment with an in­ex­pe­ri­enced leader we risk go­ing back­wards, and los­ing all we have fought so hard to achieve.

Na­tional backs South­land and Otago to suc­ceed, and we are fo­cused on strength­en­ing lo­cal busi­nesses and sup­port­ing ini­tia­tives to in­crease lo­cal jobs, in­comes and in­vest­ment.

Since com­ing into of­fice nine years ago, Na­tional has ac­com­plished some very im­pres­sive achieve­ments for Otago and South­land.

We’re cur­rently in­vest­ing $2.4 mil­lion to sup­port the South­land Ac­tion Plan de­vel­oped by the re­gion to di­ver­sify and boost the lo­cal econ­omy. Our in­vest­ment fo­cuses on the ar­eas of aqua­cul­ture, tourism, in­ter­na­tional ed­u­ca­tion, skills train­ing and the pri­mary sec­tor.

We’re also help­ing South­land bet­ter con­nect to the rest of the coun­try and the world through our $22 mil­lion in­vest­ment in rolling out ul­tra-fast broad­band in In­ver­cargill, with another five South­land towns in the next phase to be con­nected.

We have added 37 more po­lice for the South­ern Po­lice District

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