The kick-off to Nationals election campaign in Auckland today. Slick, full of detail and with a message of aspiration rather than the politics of envy:
I stand before you today full of confidence about New Zealand's future and full of the determination needed to lead that future.
Because I know you are looking for fresh leadership at this election and I am ready to step up and make sure you get it.
You are all rightly sick of political sideshows, bossy government, and yesterday's fights. You're sick to death of hearing about Winston Peters, and you're sick of being told what to do.