Northland doesn’t need yesterday’s man

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Northland doesn’t need yesterday’s man

Press release: ACT New Zealand
February 27, 2015. 3:30pm

“It’s great that Winston Peters is finally taking an interest in Northland. But frankly we don’t need yesterday’s ideas from yesterday’s men in our region,” ACT Northland candidate Robin Grieve said today.

“Peters has been rejected by Hunua and ousted from Tauranga – why would Northland now offer him a seat? His interest in the region has only just cropped up – New Zealand First did not even bother to stand a candidate in the general election just five months ago.”

Grieve, an avocado orchardist at Poroti, has lived and made a living in the Northland Region most of his adult life.

“I eat and breathe Northland, I know the region, and I know what needs to be done. We need an MP who is dedicated to unlocking the potential of the region’s physical resources and supporting infrastructure investment beyond Auckland.

“The last thing we need is a career politician parachuting in and trying to run a dirty campaign to increase his own profile.

“If he’s serious he should sell his home in St Mary’s Bay, Auckland, and move north. I would be happy to show him around our beautiful region.”


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