We were very fortunate that both Minister Paula Bennett and Minister Simon Bridges gave up some of their valuable time to come along and speak at the breakfast. Both Ministers are very popular and extremely busy individuals - they are not only MPs for their local electorates but also hold an impressive number of Ministerial portfolios within Parliament.
The Ministers talked freely about their backgrounds and how they became involved in politics. They are both passionate about making a difference in New Zealanders' lives through their present roles, and are inspiring, personable and engaging speakers.
L-R Minister Paula Bennett, British High Commissioner Mr Jonathan Sinclair, Minister Simon Bridges, Amanda Skoog, Royal NZ Ballet dancer, Peter Cullen, Royal NZ Ballet dancer