DAVID EL­LIOTT

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Na­tional

I look on the prob­lems fac­ing the elec­torate from a pos­i­tive mind­set. Martin Luther King did not say ‘‘I had a night­mare’’. Ev­ery prob­lem pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity to im­prove the lives of as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble.

We have come a long way from 10 years ago. We live in a re­gion that is mov­ing for­ward, in­creas­ingly con­fi­dent and vi­brant.

Napier has not had an ef­fec­tive voice. Houses, so­cial and pri­vate are be­ing built around New Zealand but Napier is miss­ing out. It shouldn’t be. There is a dif­fer­ence be­tween rhetoric and ac­tion.

Your MP should be fo­cused on get­ting Napier’s voice heard in Welling­ton, not in the lo­cal pa­pers.

We need in­fra­struc­ture to deal with in­creas­ing port traf­fic, hous­ing ac­cords for new hous­ing and bet­ter pro­tec­tion of our wa­ter sup­ply to get rid of chlo­ri­na­tion.

Th­ese things can be achieved. We have a Govern­ment com­mit­ted to build­ing in­fra­struc­ture and grow­ing our re­gional econ­omy, not tax­ing it.

With an ef­fec­tive voice in Par­lia­ment we can get what we need to keep Napier forg­ing ahead.

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