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Plenty of events in the Bay

Jan Tinetti
Labour MP

The great things that are going on in our community, and the special people who make them happen, never cease to amaze me.

Recently, I was privileged to attend three events in one weekend - the Climate Change Forum, hosted by our local Envirohub, the Multicultural Festival and the Bayfair Festival of Disability Sports.

I'd like to congratulate all of the organisers of these very successful events.

The inaugural Bayfair Festival of Disability Sports Awards Dinner celebrated the achievements of some incredible athletes and their supporters.

The next day, at the Paralympics Open Day, I had the opportunity to see these athletes in action. The competition was intense and absolutely inspiring.

With 28 per cent of Tauranga people identifying as living with a disability, events such as this are incredibly important.

This government believes that all New Zealanders, including those living with a disability, should have the opportunity to participate and excel in their chosen sport and recreational activities.

I also enjoyed attending the Multicultural Festival at the Wharepai Domain. It was exciting to be part of such a vibrant event that proudly celebrates the diverse cultural make-up of our beautiful city.

It is important to work with all of our ethnic communities. Our government's vision is for every person to be respected and have the ability to reach their full potential regardless of their background.

We want to be a government that actively engages with our ethnic communities, to understand their issues and to work together to provide opportunities for all.

The great things that are going on in our community, and the special people who make them happen, never cease to amaze me.

Recently, I was privileged to attend three events in one weekend - the Climate Change Forum, hosted by our local Envirohub, the Multicultural Festival and the Bayfair Festival of Disability Sports.

I'd like to congratulate all of the organisers of these very successful events.

The inaugural Bayfair Festival of Disability Sports Awards Dinner celebrated the achievements of some incredible athletes and their supporters.

The next day, at the Paralympics Open Day, I had the opportunity to see these athletes in action. The competition was intense and absolutely inspiring.

With 28 per cent of Tauranga people identifying as living with a disability, events such as this are incredibly important.

This government believes that all New Zealanders, including those living with a disability, should have the opportunity to participate and excel in their chosen sport and recreational activities.

I also enjoyed attending the Multicultural Festival at the Wharepai Domain. It was exciting to be part of such a vibrant event that proudly celebrates the diverse cultural make-up of our beautiful city.

It is important to work with all of our ethnic communities. Our government's vision is for every person to be respected and have the ability to reach their full potential regardless of their background.

We want to be a government that actively engages with our ethnic communities, to understand their issues and to work together to provide opportunities for all.

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