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Counting Down To Christmas

Counting Down To Christmas

The Mapp Report

Final act
The last act of Parliament that the government passed into law this year was the Electoral Finance Act, which has now received the Royal Assent. It is now therefore the law of the land.

What a sorry saga this whole business has been and what a pathetic indictment on the government’s sense of priorities.

Clinging to power
Governments get elected on a programme that they put to voters, and that was certainly true of the current government when they were first elected in 1999. That programme has long since been exhausted and now it seems all they wish to do is cling to power for power’s sake, hence the Electoral Finance Act.

We have all seen this before, when governments cling on to power and lose all sight of the purpose as to why they were first elected. It certainly gives truth to the dictum that all power corrupts.

New Year challenges
Now we look forward to the New Year. National is ambitious for New Zealand and we have a lot of work to do. We’ll be building on National’s vision for a re-invigorated New Zealand and rolling out our policies so Kiwis can see exactly where we stand.

Christmas wishes
But at this time of the year, we all have the opportunity to pause and reflect on the year past, the year ahead and to enjoy the company of family and friends.

Denese joins me in wishing you and your family warm greetings for Christmas and the New Year.

Dr Wayne Mapp

ENDS

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