Government delivering on its promises
MP for Taupo
It’s that time of year again, Christmas is just around the corner. Time has really flown by and it’s time to reflect on the year that was and celebrate the many achievements and successes here in South Waikato, the wider Taupo electorate, and across the country.
As we head towards Christmas it is timely to reflect on our achievements in the past year and look ahead.
The Government has been getting on with its clear plan to take New Zealand forward. We’re building a more competitive and productive economy, responsibly managing the government’s finances, delivering better public services, and rebuilding Christchurch.
We’re doing what we said we would do and we are seeing results.
Our economy is growing at 2.6 per cent – better than many other developed countries.
We’ve started a process to sell minority stakes in four stateowned energy companies to fund vital infrastructure – such as schools and hospitals – without borrowing more on fragile overseas markets.
We’re investing more in research and innovation and better linking the lab to the marketplace. At the same time our Business Growth Agenda is helping businesses get on with the job of competing globally.
National is delivering better public services and focusing on results – such as reducing crime, long-term welfare dependency, and educational underachievement – while supporting families in need. More doctors and nurses are treating our sick. Our district health boards have upped their game in striving to meet the six health targets we set to improve services.
We’re lifting educational achievement through National Standards, boosting participation in early childhood education, and building a skilled workforce. I would like to wish you all a safe, relaxing and happy Christmas and New Year. The South Waikato electorate office will closed from Christmas day and reopen on Monday January 14.