The traditional MPs shout – sausages – at Weltec orientation was quieter at times and stopped altogether for the two minutes silence yesterday.
Most MPs attend orientations at tertiary institutions in their region – for me it is Vic and Weltec.
Rino Tirikatene and Mea’ole Keil worked the bbq with me and a good Labour team helped us out.
I find it a really good way to quickly and informally catch up with hundreds of students and staff most of whom are constituents, and also to make contact with some younger people who offer to be active in poltics.
The amount some students can eat never ceases to amaze me. After one guy who looked fairly fit came up for his second set of four we did limit them to two at a time.
And just for the record – sausages outside campaign time are not treating under the Electoral Act.