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Ministers Letter Mar 2004


Minister Bids Farewell to option4

Letter by Pete Hodgson

Minister of Fisheries

8 March 2004

 

Hon Pete Hodgson

8 March 2004

Mr. Paul Barnes

option4

P O Box 37 951

Parnell

Auckland

Dear Paul

I am writing to express my sadness at leaving the Fisheries portfolio after four years, and to wish option4 well in the future.

Cabinet reshuffles rarely proceed in a straight line and the addition of the Transport portfolio to my list was accompanied by the realisation that Fisheries would be best managed by my Dunedin colleague, David Benson-Pope. David was deservedly appointed to Cabinet on the resignation of Hon. Lianne Dalziel.

You will, I am sure, enjoy David’s intellect and commitment to the job as you get to know him. He has a fine understanding of sustainable economic development, and he is currently less burdened with other portfolios than I.

Needless to say, I have enjoyed the vagaries and challenges of the portfolio immensely and will continue to retain a keen interest in it.

I wish option4 every success for the future.

Yours sincerely

Hon Pete Hodgson

cc. Hon. David Benson-Pope

 

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