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The Opposition Challenges the State of the Economy

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The Opposition Challenges the State of the Economy

Electra Business Breakfast – B2B networking – Sponsored by Electra

Nau mai haere mai Electra Business Breakfast is pleased to be welcoming Nicola Willis, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Finance Spokesperson for the National Party.  Since delivery of Budget 2023, Nicola has been outspoken about its workability saying, middle New Zealanders have missed out with the Government continuing to spend with wide abandonment.

She believes restraint is needed at a time when people are worried about being able to pay their mortgages without any tax relief in-sight.  Is she right?  Come along to hear Nicola’s ‘State of the Economy’ address where she will cover the cost-of-living crisis and the plan to tackle it.

Nicola is an engaging speaker and will be well prepared so start thinking about your questions now as she will take questions at the end of her address.  This Breakfast will be held in the Southward Theatre as it is likely to draw a large crowd.

    See you there! Book early to avoid disappointment.

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    If circumstances were to change and Covid prevented us from operating, we will reschedule first and then transfer or refund tickets as needed.  We encourage being fully boosted for you, your whānau, your community, and please don’t attend if you are feeling unwell.  We look forward to seeing you all soon.

    About the Speaker: Nicola Willis, Deputy Leader of the Opposition

    Nicola is a List MP based in Wellington, having entered Parliament in April 2018.  She is the Finance and Social Investment Spokesperson and a member of Parliament’s Finance & Expenditure and the Intelligence & Security Select Committees’.

    Before becoming an MP, Nicola was a senior advisor to Prime Minister John Key during his first term in Government and during his time as Leader of the Opposition.  Before this, she held senior management roles at Fonterra.  Her work at Fonterra included leadership of the business’s global trade strategy team and permanent membership of the global incident management team.  Her work also extended to operational management of Fonterra-owned farms and she worked on many major projects alongside Fonterra’s global customers, manufacturing teams and farmer shareholders.

    She has also worked in small businesses including jobs selling shoes, clothes, and bagels.  Nicola is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington with first-class honours degree in English literature, and she was a successful university debater, captaining teams and competing around the world.  She grew up in Wellington, and she lives there with her husband Duncan and four children aged 6, 9, 10 and 12.

    Electra Business Breakfast is an independent networking programme that seeks to INSPIRE, CONNECT and ENGAGE where everyone is welcome.
    
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