It’s been a top week. Labour has grabbed the initiative.
I’m out and about spreading the word on Labour’s new policies. This week some events have been less political: I’ve chaired a meeting of the Otago Community Trust, met with Mayor and Councillors, and dropped in on the Presbyterian Support AGM. And in the political arena: I’ve argued for better public health funding, shared my views on sustainability issues, and spoken about education policy, attended a business networking meeting, and researched Otago University’s recent commercialisation successes.
I’ve also dropped in on folk camped out in the Octagon. They’re drawing attention to the growing gap between rich and poor. Last week I wrote a blog for the Labour MPs site on the Occupy movement. I noted intriguing debate on developments in Occupy Dunedin at The Standard too. The online debate echoed the process of the movement itself.
And today, I went to the St John’s fair in Roslyn. Good to catch up with heaps of old friends. We came away with some quality bric-a-brac too. Then off to Port for some door-knocking with Labour supporters. It was hot. Everyone I met had a sunny smile. A truly magic day.