Sorry we have not been back to you in a while, but rest assured progress has been made.
The website is starting to look good. Go and have a look at www.closingthegap.org.nz . It is not yet complete as there are a number of pages to finish and some that need refinement, but the basics are there. If you have suggestions for improvement do not hesitate to let us know. We know that the Maori perspective is “a work in progress” and we have nearly completed the details of incorporation.
The SIGN ON page is active and so it would help us for you to SIGN ON. We are asking everybody to actively sign on from scratch so we know you are committed to the project.
Further down the track we will be asking you to seriously spread the word but in the meantime please just sign on yourselves. But do not hesitate to get others interested and get them to SIGN On as well.
Some local groups have been meeting. Tauranga had a very successful breakfast get-together and we understand theChristchurchpeople are planning something. If any area wants to know who are interested locally, please let us know and we will supply details, If you do meet please tell us..
It is interesting to note that there seems to be an increasing number of items in the media about many of the social ills of our country and a number have commented on the huge gap between the rich and the poor as part of the problem. We believe that our timing is right for our initiative and within weeks we will be asking for a big push to garner support. In the meantime talk it up with friends, neighbours and acquaintances, and where possible respond in the media with letters opinion pieces etc whenever the issues are raised. There is material already on the website that may help.
We are encouraged with the support. Without trying we have over 90 supporters and we are sure that over the next few months we can increase this number hugely. Keep up the effort. Our country as a place in which to live is worth it.
Peter and Nick
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