Newsletter | 21 April 2022

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Kia ora,

The Tauranga by-election to replace departing National MP Simon Bridges has been announced to be held on Saturday 18th June. This provides voters with an excellent opportunity to support those who understand our community and can support it the best. Lack of government investment in this area, particularly for infrastructure in a fast-growing city, has long been a bugbear for residents so this by-election could provide the opportunity we need for our community to be listened to.

A further opportunity for members to have a say on the future of the city is through the Tauranga City Long Term Plan (LTP) amendment. A reminder the final day to provide feedback on the proposed LTP amendment is next Tuesday 26th April and we encourage you to take time in reviewing the proposed plans and provide feedback to council before the deadline. Priority One is also happy to present feedback on our members behalf. Have your say here.

Finally, earlier this month we welcomed Melissa Conrad to the Priority One team as General Manager of Communications and Engagement. Mel brings a wealth of experience in business engagement, communications, and strategy, and we look forward to her approach in forming new ways to engage members and share the Priority One story to the wider community.

Ngā mihi nui

Nigel Tutt, Chief Executive