Finished my walk across the electorate yesterday afternoon in Orepuki. The walk has actually been an eye-opener. As well as seeing what has to be the most beautiful countryside in New Zealand on my 320km journey, I have met a lot of people who have given me a lot of support. I’ve also found from talking to people on the way that the resolute spirit is still alive and well down here, and that people want to see another National Government that can continue to manage through the tough times for another three years.