In this video update Maggie speaks about a range of events and activities, including the Ellerslie Flower Show, feedback received from North Shore constituents on the Unitary Plan, work going on around proposed changes to the RMA through the Local Government and Environment Select Committee, an update on my work with the Finance and Expenditure select committee, the Bluegreen Forum, selecting a candidate for Youth Parliament in July, and the Gifford Jackson exhibition at the Depot Artspace in Devonport, and a visit from the Prime Minister in coming weeks.
Maggie took the opportunity of a great Wellington day to film the latest video update outside Parliament. She speaks about the Naval divisions, Waitangi Day, the valedictory speech of former speaker Hon. Lockwood Smith, the passing of Sir Paul Holmes, the Chinese New Year and the quarterly publication "Maggie's Messenger".
Maggie talks about the opening of a new medical facility on the North Shore and various events in Parliament including the Ngāti Whātua Orākei Claims Settlement Bill. Maggie also commends the Artistic community for their work in the North Shore and wishes you all a safe and Happy Christmas.
In this months Video Blog I talk about the Government's initiatives to help protect vulnerable children, and my role as caucus champion; students successes and my visits to various school prize-giving ceremonies in the North Shore and the "Leaps and Bounds" Outward Bound course I completed with my son in the last set of school holidays.
Maggie says it has "been all action, all go" on the North Shore in the last couple of months. She's been training with the Navy, her Monday Meetings with Maggie have been going well - and she notes that rises in rates are an issue of big concern around the electorate. She's had Health Minister Tony Ryall out to the electorate for a visit to North Shore health facilities and she's been actively visiting schools.