27 October 2008
Campaign blog: 27 October
On Friday I was tasting the delights of fantastic whitebait patties in white bread at an eatery in Greymouth. This was in the middle of a visit to the West Coast where I received a great welcome from everyone I met. [Click image or here for video]
Later in the day I flew back to Christchurch before mingling the next morning with a large crowd at the Rangiora A and P show.
In the afternoon I flew to Auckland to attend a Diwali celebration in West Auckland. After that I went to TVNZ to film an episode of Eye to Eye.
It's all part and parcel of a day on the campaign trail.
Yesterday I had a number of media engagements in between attending another Diwali celebration in Wellington.
This was the third Diwali celebration I've attended in a week, and I have received a great reaction at all of them.
I get the feeling on the campaign trail that people are wanting a change, and the reaction I get at events such as the celebrations I attend with ethnic communities is no exception.
One of the things I've flagged this weekend are measures to temporarily help lower-income people through tough economic times should they be made unemployed.
I will be releasing details later this week but the aim is to help people through should they be in the unfortunate position of losing their job.
Today I am campaigning in Auckland and releasing our policy on infrastructure.
National Headlines: Keeping you up to date
New Zealanders will be choking on Labour's promise to streamline bureaucracy in the health system and deal with hospital waiting lists. Both things have got worse under Labour, says National's Health spokesman, Tony Ryall.
National Party Leader John Key says a National-led Government will make $8.6 billion available for new infrastructure projects over the next six years, while reducing development delays.
National Party Leader John Key has welcomed a pledge of post-election support from United Future Leader Hon Peter Dunne.Tweet