The billboards are up, and now we’re into the full election season.  I’ve had a few of these now, and every time it comes down to what party offers the best options for our region and country for the next three years.

National has weathered a tough time in the global financial sector, and New Zealand has been able to make it through without a lot of the problems that have faced countries in the eurozone and North America.

Prudent financial management, making sure resources are being used in an effective and efficient manner, and focusing on the front line are just three ways we have done this.

In another three years we expect to have returned to running surpluses.  There is still a lot to be done – which is why it is important for National to continue the job we have started.