Monday, December 4, 2023

Thank you, Botany, for your overwhelming support

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National Party leader and incoming Prime Minister Christopher Luxon was re-elected as Botany’s MP at this year’s general election. Times file photo Wayne Martin
  • By Christopher Luxon, Prime Minister-elect and MP for Botany

I am extremely proud to return to Parliament as your local MP for Botany and would like to thank you all for returning me with the largest majority Botany has ever received.

This would not have been possible without the incredible team of volunteers and supporters who gave up so much of their valuable time.

At this time of year thousands of students have completed, or almost completed, their exams, and I wish them all the very best in what can often be a stressful time.

We are fortunate to have an electorate with teaching staff who have a great passion for education and that means we are regularly celebrating excellence in academic, sporting and cultural activities.

Christmas celebrations have begun in earnest and by the time you read this, the Howick Christmas Fair will have been held.

I was sorry I couldn’t join in celebrating this popular event this year but hope you had the opportunity to connect with my electorate team who attended on my behalf.

The lighting of the tree on Stockade Hill never fails to thrill attendees year after year.

Construction around our Eastern Busway is progressing well. The benefits to our community are significant as improvements to the public transport network mean increased access to jobs and education.

Ti Rakau Drive splits into a separated busway with safe walking and cycling facilities and new U-turns at traffic lights will enable residents and users of side streets to travel east or west safely.

The creation of a two-lane busway and station serving the Burswood community also provides more options for our local travellers.

As your MP for Botany, it is my job to ensure you have representation and assistance. I have a great team who have a wealth of contacts they can use to advocate on your behalf.

They are happy to support causes and community groups and provide advocacy in areas of education, health services, local council, and infrastructure groups.

Should you have an issue or a concern you wish to raise, please don’t hesitate to contact them. Alternatively, if you have feedback to share, please do let me know as this keeps me connected to what matters.

My office is located at 122 Millhouse Drive, Botany and you can reach us on 09 532 8390, or you can drop me an email at

Once again, thank you Botany. I will work hard to honour the support and confidence you have given me to represent you.

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