They've been overlooked too long out here in Dannevirke.

Sandwiched between Hawke's Bay and Manawatū it's easy to feel forgotten as the town struggles with a growing drug problem, inadequate mental health services, gang activity and poor rural connectivity. Then the Government took away funding for much needed roads improvements.

So when it got a chance, the little town that could became the little town that roared.

Or at the very least, spoke with great heart, befitting the Heartland, as it held government MPs to account by asking, "What are you going to do for us?"


Those Members of Parliament