FROM THE EDITOR
Wow, I can’t believe Lindsay Tisch is saying goodbye to politics.
He was the first Waikato politician I met when I arrived in the Waikato eight years ago.
I started at the Waikato Times in election year and I was told we had to go and spend a day with each politician in the district.
I was assigned the Waikato region.
It was the same year that Jacinda Ardern put her hat in the politics ring after returning to New Zealand and she was looking to knock Tisch out of his seat.
I was quickly told, by just about everyone, that that would never happen.
‘‘This is National territory’’ they said.
I spent time with Tisch at a rest home in Huntly, before heading up and chatting with the locals along the main street in Te Kauwhata.
He was warm and welcoming, even if people didn’t seem that interested in him. So best of luck Tisch. I look forward to meeting your replacement.