This month, I hosted National leader Christopher Luxon in Selwyn to meet with a range of groups and organisations working in the business, agri-tech and social services sectors.
We first paid a visit to Lincoln Agritech to learn about the research projects they have underway. There is some incredible innovation coming out of Lincoln University, including low-cost nitrate sensors, robotics for forestry, and methane capture and reduction systems. I’ve always said science will find the solutions to our environmental challenges and I’m so excited by what is coming out of our home-patch!
Christopher then spoke to some of the Selwyn-based business owners and members of the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce to outline National’s plan to grow our economy and deliver the prosperity that New Zealand needs to address the growing inequality that the cost of living crisis is causing.
While in Rolleston we had a productive meeting with the dedicated team from Selwyn Safer Families - a group that connects social and health providers together in an effort to tackle the family harm occurring in the region. We discussed Selwyn’s social needs, and how central government can assist with this, including the need to provide a local social services hub.
Finally, we had a huge turnout at our public meeting where Christopher outlined his vision for New Zealand and his plans to take the country forward. Thanks to everyone who turned out on a Friday afternoon to hear from Christopher and ask a wide range of questions – I was thrilled to be able to show our fabulous community off to him!
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