The Northland summer rolls on and on. Tourists aplenty, the beaches are packed, businesses and especially those linked to the tourist sector are doing a roaring trade.
There's a flip side to the good weather ... farmers are doing it hard. Yesterday Minster Guy, accompanied by Matt King, National Party candidate for Northland, declared a drought emergency for the region. The declaration makes available a suite of measures designed to assist the farming community.
Have to report that the temporary MP was MIA. Probably at his home in St Mary's Bay Auckland or at the Green Parrot.
In the next little while I will be starting a blogspot called 'Candidate Watch' which will chart the movement of candidates around the electorate. I think it will prove interesting.