It's April already - I've just had my birthday, and the year is flying by! I've got plenty to keep me busy in the electorate at the moment. Education has been a focus - I've been getting around local schools so I can report back to Wellington regarding Novopay issues, see how National Standards are bedding in and viewing a large number of capital projects that are modernising Whangarei schools.
I'm also keeping an eye on State Highway 1 developments. The four lane-ing around Mander Park is nearing completion with work on the Maunu/Western Hills Drive intersection and other key parts of State Highway 1 still in the pipeline. Once completed these improvements will make a big difference to traffic flow into and through Whangarei.