The Tukituki electorate in many ways represents ‘‘core’’ New Zealand. There are specific challenges that capture public attention, such as town water supplies. There are deeper challenges in making sure that families can survive and prosper.
Among the policies I’m standing on for the Conservative Party, the key areas are supporting families, democracy, and honest environmental policies.We aim to support families by making life just a little more affordable. Let’s allow parents to income split to reduce the household tax burden.
Let’s pay stay-at-home parents the same 20 hours for childcare that we’d pay to a childcare centre. Democracy… This is where the Conservative Party started, and it’s still crucial. In FOUR citizen’s initiated referenda, the government has rejected the overwhelming vote of the people.
The government should serve the people, not the other way around. And the environment is crucial to us all. I’ve a science degree focusing on the environment. I’ve also spent years working in our rural sector. We need to be asking: ‘‘How exactly are we polluting?’’ and ‘‘how can I (and we) change our behaviour for the sake of the environment?’’
A vote for Conservative is a vote to restore New Zealand.