Yes, I am trying to steal David Clark’s thunder- but I’m not the only one.
A few weeks ago at the Women’s Expo in Tauranga, the National Party had a stall.
They decided they needed a fresh idea – a “hook” to get women interacting with them.
They needed something to get attention, something that would let women know they were on their side.
Problem was, National are out of any new ideas of their own and their current policies are bad for women.
So here’s what they chose to ask the women of Tauranga about :-
“Should Waitangi Day and AnzacDay be Mondayised when they fall on a weekend.”
Expo-goers were asked to put a dot under “Yes or “No” and I have it on good authority that it was a landslide to the Yes vote.
I wonder of the Nats will now reverse their opposition to this excellent Labour Bill after this feedback from the good folk of Tauranga. Or will they continue to ignore them?
Meanwhile, around the corner, the Labour stall was promoting another excellent Labour Billl – my proposal to extend paid parental leave to 6 months which was also enjoying great support.
So, “by the numbers” when it came to great plans for the future embraced by the people of Tauranga:
Labour – 2
National – 0
Women of Tauranga thinking about Labour’s great policy ideas – Heaps!