Thank you for your support over the past few weeks, I'm pleased that the election is behind us and we can get on with the business of holding the Labour-led government to account.
National Leader Judith Collins has announced our new caucus line up and spokesperson portfolios and I am thrilled to have moved into the No. 5 spot and with my portfolios of Social Development & Employment, Social Investment, Whānau Ora and Land Information.
These portfolios are all areas that are of huge interest to me and it's an opportunity to continue with the work that I'm already doing in that space, like my First 1000 Days policy that will empower parents to make the best choices for their child in their first 1000 days.
Further to that work, I am a strong advocate for Whānau Ora as I've seen the difference it makes for whānau not just in Taupo but across New Zealand. There is an opportunity to ensure more families benefit and when we intervene earlier, fewer people end up in hardship.
I firmly believe that stronger families and communities make for stronger children and youth to transition successfully into adulthood and successful lives.
New Zealand’s 53rd Parliament will formally open with two ceremonies soon – the Commission Opening on Wednesday 25 November 2020 and the State Opening on Thursday 26 November 2020.
These two events are fabulous to watch and I'd encourage you to join in the pomp and ceremony:
- follow the events live on Parliament TV, Parliament’s website and Facebook page
- tune into Radio New Zealand
- if you are in Wellington, watch the start of the State Opening on Parliament’s forecourt.
In the meantime, in my electorate offices it's business as usual should you need to get in touch. My next newsletter in December will have details of our opening hours over the festive period.
I look forward to an exciting parliamentary term and continuing my work in the many communities that make up the Taupo electorate.
Hon Louise Upston
MP for Taupo
Authorised by Louise Upston, 67 Paora Hapi Road, Taupo
Do you like this page?