Are you going away this long weekend, and if so, will you be travelling over the Kaimai Range to Hamilton?
As magnificent as the Kaimai Range is, the roads around this region have cost a lot of lives.
Many choose to avoid this route, especially during high use times like long weekends and public holidays.
Improving these roads are a priority.
National had planned the extension of the Waikato Expressway from Cambridge to the foot of the Kaimai Range. Under the current government this is now in doubt along with many other roads of significance around the country including Tauranga's Northern Link.
The National Party has launched a series of petitions aimed at saving regional highway projects that the current government may ditch.
And we need you to sign and show the government how important these roads are.
Safety will always be a major priority, but so is economic growth. We need these roads to continue moving forward. Tauranga is NZ's main port and Hamilton provides many services such as health and education.
Getting rid of National's expressway extensions would put a dampener on the great growth we have seen in Tauranga, the wider Bay of Plenty, Hamilton and wider Waikato.
Our communities deserve these road and the National Party will be fighting for them. We hope you will join us.
If you would like to sign the petition you will see it on this page.
For an electronic version go to: www.simonbridges.co.nz
I will also be at the Red Square in Tauranga from 2.30pm on Friday, February 2 gaining your support, so please come and see me.
Your signature counts.