Despite 2018 being a year of much change and definitely a few challenges, it has also been a year of great successes.
2018 has been about being out and about, meeting people in our communities and hearing about what matters most to you.
A number of public meetings held with National Leader Hon Simon Bridges in Cambridge, Putaruru and Taupo were well supported, and as were other events hosting Hon Judith Collins and Hon Nathan Guy and visits by new MPs Nicola Willis, Simeon Brown and Hamish Walker.
National launched several campaigns during the year where you could have your say, and we've campaigned hard on local issues on your behalf.
We've had hundreds of responses on small business, rural, seniors and families issues. This helps me better represent you in Wellington.
Keeping the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter in Taupo. Earlier this year, it was heart warming to see the community rally together to fight against plans to shut down the Taupo Rescue Helicopter Service.
Well done to all involved!
In my role as Opposition Spokesperson for Social Development, I worked with the Prime Minister to improve the Child Poverty legislation, which was passed on Tuesday.
The cancelling of the Cambridge to Piarere four-lane expressway which would have extended the Waikato expressway . More about this disappointing announcement here.
Office hours during the festive period
The Taupo office will be open from 7 January 2019 and Cambridge from 14 January 2019. Phone and email messages are cleared throughout the break for any urgent matters.
Cambridge: (07) 827 5572, firstname.lastname@example.org
South Waikato: (07) 886 5554, email@example.com
Taupo: (07) 376 5563, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parliament: (04) 817 9341, email@example.com
Summer break is a time for rest, relaxation and reflection. It’s also a time for family and friends and creating memories. May the memories you create this summer be fun and fabulous!
From my family to yours,
Hon Louise Upston
MP for Taupo
Authorised by Louise Upston MP, 67 Paora Hapi Street, Taupo