Bill English - Fronting Up in the South Island
National Party Leader
3 June 2002
Fronting Up in the South Island
National Party Leader Bill English's Fronting Up tour hits the South Island tomorrow, as he visits Dunedin, Oamaru and Timaru.
"I have been getting a great reaction from people as I've been out on the road. We've listened carefully in opposition to concerns people have about the long-term future for New Zealand. People want to hear what National stands for, and what I believe in.
"I've been talking about tougher sentences and more police, our plans to support small business, how we raise standards of education for every child, and the need to complete historical Treaty claims.
"There is also strong support for our proposal to hold a referendum on MMP at the 2005 election."
Tomorrow Mr English will also be a guest DJ for Dunedin radio station 4X0, playing his choice of music for an hour. Later in the day he will attend Grey Power meetings in Oamaru and Timaru, visit Summit Woolspinners, and hold a press conference with Aoraki polytechnic journalism students.
"I'm looking forward to meeting people at public meetings, in schools and workplaces, and talking about issues that matter to real people," said Mr English.
Attached: Itinerary for Tuesday 4th June
Bill English's schedule: Tuesday 4th June
9am: Record radio show at 4X0 FM, Dunedin.
11am: Grey Power public meeting, Brydone Hotel, Oamaru.
12:10pm: Visit Summit Woolspinners, Spey Street Oamaru.
1:45pm: Press conference with Aoraki Polytech journalism students, Arthur Street Timaru.
2:30pm: Timaru Grey Power AGM, Caroline Bay Hall.
3:40pm: Launch campaign of Wayne Marriot, National's Aoraki candidate. Bob Fitzsimmons statue, Strathallen corner.
4:30pm: Flight to Wellington.
Tuesday evening: Final boxing training before Thursday night's "Fight for Life" in Auckland.