MP Bill visits shopping centre and it’s not even election year

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MPs tend to save shopping centre visits till election year – but not local MP/Deputy Prime Minister Bill English. 

The Clutha-Southland MP popped over the road from his Frankton electorate office last Friday and toured several businesses in the newly opened Terrace Junction complex. 

English was escorted by husband and wife developers, Lindsay and Di Williams. 

The Deputy Prime Minister chatted with Westpac branch staff and seemed impressed with the customer lounge and children’s play facilities, Di says. 

Sam Hazledine and his staff at New Zealand-wide doctor recruitment agency MedRecruit, which is trying to pick up a Deloitte Fast 50 award as the country’s fastest-growing business services company for the second year running, got to meet English. 

As did another tenant Mitchell Mackersy Lawyers principal Ron Mackersy who discussed property investment with English before he enjoyed a cuppa with locals at the Tin Goose café. 

“Mr English appeared impressed with Terrace Junction and the extensive number of businesses located here,” Di Williams says. 

The complex, which is almost fully leased, houses 26 businesses. Two fit-outs are in progress.