46 days ago

How long should we have to wait for a meeting with our MP?

Vernon Neighbourly Lead from Whanganui

On 2 October I made an appointment to meet with my MP to discuss pending legislation which concerned me. I was asked formy reason and then 28 October was the earliest time available
On 22 October the MP's's office telephoned me and cancelled the appointment. No explanation for the cancellation was offered, they seemed surprised when I asked for another appointment and after some humming I now have 18 November.

So 2 October to 18 November......6 weeks and 5 days

My MP is a first term MP with no ministerial duties and I wonder if the delays are deliberate so as to delay a meeting until it becomes pointless as the legislation will have been debated and passed.

Wotcha Fink?

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Our kinda kindness at AMI

AMI Insurance

When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, chairs, desks, computer monitor arms. For years now, we have gathered it all up and donated it to schools; initially those hit particularly hard by the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just in our DNA at AMI to help people. After the Russley School fire, there was an urgent need to get the kids some stationery. On my way home, I went to the school and spoke with the principal, Greg Lewis. We couldn’t have asked for a better principal for the school, he is such a great guy.”

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Darts Club Garage Sale 8/12/2019 Heads Road, 9am till 12pm

Tamara from Gonville

We are having a Second Day of Selling goods , we are also selling a few Dart Boards for home use, Arts and Crafts plus second hand goods etc, so come out and see us at the Darts Club ... Heads Road thanks