I want to be part of the answer, not part of the problem.
And that’s why, for me, voting thoughtfully, wisely and prayerfully at this election is important.
It’s easy to find flaws in any and every political party. It’s easy to despair over New Zealand’s direction as a country. It’s easy to wonder whether one small vote can make a difference.
But that’s being part of the problem.
Instead, I will vote believing that what I’m doing counts.
My vote says yes to democracy. My vote recognises the privilege I have as a New Zealander. My vote helps decide the government my country deserves.
And, maybe most importantly of all, my vote helps preserve that right for generations to come.
I’m looking forward to being part of the answer on September the 23rd.