Our beautiful environment, accessible bush walks, mountain treks, rivers and beaches afford numerous opportunities for New Zealanders of all ages to enjoy the great outdoors. Outdoor adventures provide valuable learning experiences for children and can also help to shape character and reveal hidden talents.
New Zealanders justifiably claim that ours is a wonderful country in which to live and raise a family. And most of us have special memories of favourite places; carefree, outdoor holidays; and happy times with extended family. Long may that continue.
Bill English delivered his eighth Budget last week. It reflected the progress New Zealanders have made through difficult times, a growing economy, and a strong focus on social investment, innovation and infrastructure.