I’m setting out on a different Tour of Southland the Invercargill electorate from tomorrow – Monday October 10 – a 16 day walk covering the entire Invercargill electorate.

I’m killing two birds with one stone, I get to talk to you and find out what  you are interested in, but I also get the health benefits of walking.

I’ve organized it so you can come and talk and engage with me, your MP.  More often than not, people will only talk to me if they have a problem that requires resolution.  This way we can have a yarn about whatever you want.

It’s always been important to me to get out and hear what people are concerned about, and what they expect from their Government.

And the walks will make a welcome change from sitting in the Speaker’s Chair in the House, I can tell you that.

My schedule is as follows:

Day 1                      Monday 10 October                           Bluff to Invercargill

Day 2                      Wednesday 12 October                     Invercargill to Mokotua

Day 3                      Thursday 13 October                           Mokotua to Gorge Road

Day 4                      Friday 14 October                              Gorge Road to Fortrose

Day 5                      Monday 17 October                           Fortrose to Tokanui

Day 6                      Wednesday 19 October                     Tokanui to Waikawa

Day 7                      Thursday 20 October                           Waimahaka to Glenham

Day 8                      Friday 21 October                               Glenham to Wyndham

Day 9                      Tuesday 25 October                            Wyndham to Dacre

Day 10                    Wednesday 26 October                     Dacre to Woodlands

Day 11                    Thursday 27 October                           Woodlands to Invercargill

Day 12                    Friday 28 October                               Invercargill to Wallacetown

Day 13                    Monday 31 October                           Wallacetown to Waimatuku

Day 14                    Tuesday 1 November                          Waimatuku to Riverton

Day 15                    Wednesday 2 November                   Riverton to Colac Bay

Day 16                    Thursday 3 November                         Colac Bay to Orepuki

I look forward to seeing you.