Christ­mas greet­ings to all,says Waikato MP

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Iwish you all a very Merry Christ­mas and a happy New Year. This year we are look­ing for­ward to spend­ing time at Christ­mas with our daugh­ter and then we will be head­ing to the beach.

As I look back on the year that is about to pass, I can re­flect on the progress we have made with leg­is­la­tion in Par­lia­ment and feel pleased with the way the Government is tack­ling the is­sues that we face as a na­tion.

The Global Fi­nan­cial Cri­sis still af­fects most coun­tries. How­ever, we are in a rel­a­tively strong po­si­tion to take the op­por­tu­ni­ties once the world econ­omy starts to re­cover.

Not ev­ery­one has had a good year and for some in the com­mu­nity, 2012 has brought new chal­lenges and for oth­ers their lives will never be the same again.

When we count our bless­ings at this time of year, we should also think of those less for­tu­nate and make a con­scious ef­fort to help lift some­one else’s load.

In Jan­uary, I will be trav­el­ling to Vladi­vos­tok, as I will be lead­ing the New Zealand del­e­ga­tion to the Asia Pa­cific Par­lia­men­tary Fo­rum.

I am hop­ing for good weather at the Mount this year as no doubt it will be any­thing but warm in Rus­sia.

My wife Leonie and I wish you all a safe and re­lax­ing fes­tive sea­son.

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