scoop.co.nz 23 Mar, 2021 06:30 am

Simon Watts – Maiden Speech

Simon Watts – Maiden Speech
Mr Speaker. I look forward to my first term in New Zealand's 53rd Parliament. It is with humility and awe that I address this House; but it is also with a sense of continuity. I am keen to pay tribute to my predecessors who have represented Auckland's ...

I look forward to my first term in New Zealand's 53rd Parliament.New Zealand needs leadership that enrols all of our energies to tackle the tasks facing us.So I congratulate the volunteers who worked with me to get the important stuff in front of people as did the volunteers who supported candidates from all parties throughout New Zealand.Right now, we've got a housing crisis in New Zealand, and yet there's plenty of land to build on.

It's our responsibility to define a clear roadmap for New Zealand and to put in place the measures that ensure all Kiwis can get there.I want to finish with a vision mentioned a few years ago about New Zealand becoming a technology and innovation centre.

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