The National Party held its 82nd conference this weekend.
I wasn’t able to attend and am sorry about that.
Party conferences are almost always lots of fun and a good way to meet old friends, make new ones and get re-energised as a volunteer.
Facebook and Twitter posts from members show there was plenty of that for those who were there.
What MPs do and say are an important sign of a party’s health, strength and unity. Equally important are the dedication and commitment of the volunteer wing.
Feedback I’ve had show that both the political and volunteer wings of the party are in good heart and I’m very grateful for that.