HG Newsletter Issue: # 51

April - June/2012

Issue Number : 51

In This Edition:

MP for Te Atatu Phil Twyford, seen here (centre) with director Johnny Dow and supporter Kirsten Warner, was a recent Higher Ground visitor.

“Since becoming the local MP I’ve heard only good things about the place,” says Phil.

“I also live across the road so it was good to meet the neighbours!

“I was impressed by the management and staff’s professionalism and obvious

commitment to helping clients turn their lives around. As a country we need to be investing

more in high quality addiction treatment. Higher Ground provides a great example. I was

very happy to visit.”

Director Johnny Dow says it is great to have the support of the local Member of Parliament. “He took an hour and a half out of his day to visit and he was genuinely interested in the welfare of the clients here. We felt he would take a positive message to his colleagues.”