Real flag-bearer for region
It’s safe to say that I’ve spent more time with politicians these past few years than I ever thought I would in my life. It has been fascinating getting to know individuals clearly passionate about their regions.
Of all of them, for me there has been one standout, so passionate that every time we meet unprompted she waxes effusively about the untapped talent of the people who live there. One who has fallen in love with the place so much she has made it her home. She sees in Gisborne what we know it to be and I can’t help but think that it’s been a long time since the area had a representative who has not only lived here, but is a real flag-bearer for the place. Kiri Allan would be an amazing asset to have represent Tairawhiti in Wellington. She deserves a chance.