Senior Government Minister to visit Pukekohe

One of the new Governments most senior Members of Parliament, the Honourable Shane Jones will be visiting Pukekohe on Sunday 3 December.

Jones who holds the Ministerial roles of Regional Economic Growth, Forestry and Infrastructure as well as Associate Ministerial roles for Transport and Finance will be the guest speaker at a Christmas luncheon being held at the Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club by the local branch of New Zealand First.

Organiser and New Zealand First Hunua electorate candidate Jon Reeves says “Now that the Hunua MP is an opposition backbencher the electorate has no representative or voice in Government. This luncheon is a unique opportunity for local business leaders, community groups and the public to hear from and talk with Jones who is a senior MP in the Government”.

Jones’ Ministry of Forestry has a task to plant a billion trees including half of them on private land. Regional Economic Growth and Infrastructure Ministries will be tasked to build and upgrade railways in Northland, East Coast and South Island. One of the most important links will be a new railway line from Whangarei to the deepwater port at Marsden Point allowing the transfer of a lot of port operations from Auckland’s valuable waterfront. “There will be other regional infrastructure projects required as well, this luncheon will provide the opportunity for local interest groups to connect with the Minister” Reeves said.

Joining Shane Jones will be first time MP Jenny Marcroft. Marcroft who was a Radio Live and Newshub journalist until recently will be talking about life as a newbie in Parliament. Seats are limited to the Christmas Buffet Luncheon.

Details: Sunday 3 December, Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club. 11:45am – 2:30pm Tickets are $45 per person or $40 with a Super Gold Card. Reservations are necessary. To reserve a seat please phone 021 529 404 or email reeves.nzfirst@gmail.com by Wednesday 29 November.

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