It is becoming clear that this tour will consist of a few daily trends, including late nights and early mornings.
We had a good chat with Phil over breakfast this morning about his upcoming state of the nation speech next week. You can find details on that Auckland speech HERE. He’ll outline his priorities for the election campaign and his vision for New Zealand.
After that, we went to the Glen Innes Family Centre to prepare items for the food packs they distribute to the community. Many families in the Glen Innes area rely on the food parcels and social services provided by the centre. Chris and the team were really welcoming and clearly do a good job for their community.
Before heading south we made an obligatory stop at the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial in Orakei.
Now we’re heading off to Hamilton where tomorrow we’ll visit the Western Community Centre with Sue Moroney and Nanaia Mahuta. However first we were stuck in typical Auckland traffic, no surprise considering the neglect of Public Transport until recently. Pity National has a single minded focus on motorways.