MPs from Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty have a Christmas and New Year message for residents with the overarching theme being to enjoy time with the people you love at this time of year.
Labour list MP for the Bay of Plenty Angie Warren-Clark has something of a Christmas hack to make the holidays go smoother this year.
She says that at a recent birthday party she attended they “banned the C-word”, in this case meaning Covid, and it proved to be a valuable decision.
“Enjoy time with your family and friends,” she says.
“Have some fun. Talk about things you have loved about your family and your time with your family and relax and enjoy a safe and happy Christmas.”
Hear what Tauranga MP Simon Bridges had to say in his hoilday message by clicking here.
Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller has had quite the year, having announced he was set to retire before rescinding that decision after Chris Luxon replaced Judith Collins as National Party leader.
He says that while it has been a tough year for many in the region it is great to get time to spend with family in the “most beautiful part” of New Zealand.
“Let’s hope 2022 is just that much bit better than 2021,” says Todd.
Tauranga List MP Jan Tinetti thanks the people of Tauranga for their hard work this year and has a special message for essential workers, many of whom will be working over the festive season.
“We really appreciate everything you are doing,” she says.