Just back from a two week Parliamentary recess, Simon talks about some of what he learned in the electorate during his visits with local businesses and community groups. Over the recess, several Ministers spent portfolio-related time in the electorate, including Hon Dr Wayne Mapp, Hon David Carter and Hon Dr Nick Smith.
Simon talks about how busy the week is after returning from a two week recess - and a bit about what he did during the break. The success of the Kiwifruit industry is top of mind for Simon in this video and he talks about a special function the kiwifruit industry held in Parliament this week. National Day celebrations for Poland also figures into this video journal and Simon talks about what he has done to further relations with Poland. He notes that he's on the verge of departing to the US as a guest of the US State Department to deepen his understanding of international relations.