Help­ing the re­gions to pros­per­ity for all

Manawatu Guardian - - BRIDGE OVER BEAUTY - By IAIN LEES-GAL­LOWAY Palmer­ston North MP (Labour)

It’s been a year since the Coali­tion Gov­ern­ment came to of­fice — it’s been ex­hil­a­rat­ing and I’m proud of what we’ve achieved so far. There’s plenty more to do, and you can bet we’ll be work­ing hard for all New Zealan­ders.

There’s a three-let­ter word in there that’s im­por­tant: ‘all’. We’re build­ing an econ­omy that in­cludes all New Zealan­ders, that al­lows us all to share in our coun­try’s pros­per­ity, and pro­vide a Gov­ern­ment that sup­ports all New Zealan­ders when we need it. Let’s face it, af­ter nine years of the favouritism shown by the pre­vi­ous Na­tional-led Gov­ern­ment we all need a bit more sup­port.

All across New Zealand we are de­liv­er­ing on our promises to im­prove hous­ing, lift liv­ing stan­dards, pro­tect our en­vi­ron­ment and up­grade crit­i­cal trans­port and other fa­cil­i­ties. We’re re­build­ing the hospi­tals, schools and pub­lic ser­vices that all New Zealan­ders rely on. And we’re re­spon­si­bly manag­ing the Gov­ern­ment’s books — run­ning sur­pluses, pay­ing off debt, and mak­ing the sound in­vest­ments we need for the fu­ture.

In among all that, Jacinda her­self has also been rep­re­sent­ing New Zealand on the world stage, and wel­com­ing Neve to the world, too.

We’re build­ing an econ­omy that is fit for the 21st Cen­tury and be­yond. We can­not con­tinue to rely on an econ­omy built on pop­u­la­tion growth in a few main cen­tres, and an over­heated hous­ing mar­ket that fewer and fewer Ki­wis can af­ford to buy into.

That’s why we are help­ing our re­gions to pros­per like our cities so more share in the re­wards of eco­nomic growth. The Pro­vin­cial Growth Fund has al­ready in­vested over a quar­ter of bil­lion dol­lars in cre­at­ing new jobs and op­por­tu­ni­ties across the coun­try from the far north to the deep south.

We’re also help­ing New Zealan­ders who are strug­gling to make ends meet. Our Fam­i­lies Pack­age boosted the in­comes of 384,000 fam­i­lies, which will re­duce child poverty and help en­sure New Zealand is the best coun­try in the world to be a child.

It’s been a busy year and we’re just get­ting started. We’re build­ing a New Zealand we can all be even prouder of. We’re striv­ing to­wards a bet­ter New Zealand, for this gen­er­a­tion and the next.

With your help we’re go­ing to keep do­ing this. NZ lead­ing body lan­guage ex­pert Steph Hol­loway’s last events in Palmer­ston North were both sold out. This has led to an ex­tra date be­ing added to her cal­en­dar for Palmer­ston North. Tick­ets are sell­ing fast so grab yours now!

Ev­ery­thing you al­ways wanted to know……but couldn’t see!

If you’ve ever won­dered what is re­ally hap­pen­ing in hu­man in­ter­ac­tions now is your op­por­tu­nity to find out.

All the lat­est re­search on body lan­guage and Steph’s own unique style of easy to re­mem­ber tech­niques, cues, and trig­gers. She is on a mis­sion to make body lan­guage a first lan­guage for the masses and en­able you to tap into the 93% of com­mu­ni­ca­tion you are cur­rently miss­ing out on.

Find out how your body lan­guage is try­ing to help you out 24/7 de­pend­ing on your emo­tions, pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ences, and pre-con­di­tion­ing. How to spot the sub­tle nu­ances of what peo­ple are think­ing and feel­ing dur­ing con­ver­sa­tions, and de­ci­pher what it means when peo­ple touch their chin, face, fore­head, ears, nose, and mouth.

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