August Campaign Update

It is just 53 days until the election on 14 October and just 41 days until the advance voting period begins on Monday 2 October! With our local campaign here in Pakuranga in full swing now, I wanted to give you a brief update on what my team and I have been up to.

Get New Zealand Back on Track Public Meeting

with National Party Leader Christopher Luxon and MP for Pakuranga Simeon Brown

Next Monday 28 August I will be hosting a public meeting in Pakuranga alongside National Party Leader Christopher Luxon, as part of National's Get NZ Back on Track tour.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear directly from Chris as to how a National government he leads would take our country forward. It is vital we see a change in government on 14 October to ensure better outcomes for all New Zealanders, so please come along if you would like to hear more about how our National team would achieve this.

The details for this public meeting are as follows:

  • When: Monday 28 August at 12:00pm
  • Where: Howick & Pakuranga Community Sports Centre, 78 Bells Road, Pakuranga, Auckland

Campaigning around Pakuranga

It has been a fun start to the campaign period here in Pakuranga as my team and I have hit the ground running. By now I hope you will have seen one of our signs up in your neighbourhood, met one of our friendly volunteers on your doorstep, or bumped into me at one of the many enjoyable local events held in our community each week.

If you'd like to get involved in our campaign we appreciate any help you can offer; please let us know by filling in the form here! If you have any questions about what volunteering for a campaign is like, please get in touch with our campaign team at [email protected].

Policy Announcement: National will help more Kiwis fight cancer

On Monday, National announced a new policy to make 13 new treatments available here in New Zealand for Kiwis fighting cancer. These treatments are currently available in Australia and have proven clinical benefits that help extend survival rates; Kiwis should not have to travel across the ditch to receive life-saving cancer treatments.

As National Party leader Christopher Luxon said, "Every year, more than 25,000 Kiwis are diagnosed with cancer and more than 10,000 tragically lose their lives. Almost every New Zealander will have some experience with cancer in their lifetime - either personally or through a friend, colleague, or loved one."

National will allocate $280 million in ring-fenced funding to PHARMAC over four years to fund these treatments, and they will be available to all patients with clinical need as assessed by their doctors.

This policy announcement is a part of National's commitment to bettering health outcomes for all New Zealanders, and you can read more about our plan to fix our national healthcare system, including our policies to train more doctors, retain more nurses and midwives, and extend free breast cancer screening, on our website by clicking here.

As always, thank you for your ongoing support!

Kind regards,

Simeon Brown

Member of Parliament for Pakuranga

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