Thank you so much for the opportunity and privilege to join you today. It feels like a privilege to speak because we’re at the beginning of something that I am sure will be special to each and every one of you.
On Thursday 26 October, our Government took office. Since then we’ve got a whole lot of stuff done – in fact, we’ve ticked off everything that was in our 100 day plan. And this is just the beginning! We’ve got a whole lot more planned.
It’s a red letter day for the people of Tairāwhiti and Hawkes Bay who will be delighted with the $9.2 million dollars that the Government will spend immediately in the region, says Ikaroa Rāwhiti MP the Hon Meka Whaitiri.
“I am excited that the money from the Tuawhenua Provincial Growth Fund has been earmarked for projects that range from improvements to Gisborne’s inner harbour to kick-starting a $20 million Wood Processing Centre of excellence in the city.