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Rolleston Flyover

June 29, 2022 Share

Last year, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency released initial plans for changes to the highway through Rolleston, which included the Rolleston Flyover. Following feedback on that plan, NZTA has released the new proposed flyover and intersection plans that link the township to the industrial iZone.

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Pae Ora

May 31, 2022 Share

The Government is squandering an opportunity to prioritise rural health and enshrine it in legislation. The Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill sets out the framework for Labour’s ill-timed health restructure and there is still a woeful lack of focus on the health needs of rural New Zealand.

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Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill

May 31, 2022 Share

The Labour Government has concluded its campaign to end generations of thoughtful stewardship of the South Island’s high country. The Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill which passed its third reading this month effectively ends a decades-old relationship between the Crown and high country pastoral leaseholders.

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Labour's Backwards Budget

May 20, 2022 Share

I have spent the past 24 hours trawling Grant Robertson’s fifth Budget for any sign of meaningful investment into Canterbury and there’s nothing. Not a brass farthing.

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Anzac Day 2022

May 04, 2022 Share

It was a real privilege to represent the New Zealand Parliament and attend Anzac commemorations around the Selwyn district. I attended services at Dunsandel, West Melton, Rolleston and Lincoln and gather that others also drew big crowds. I think this speaks volumes for the high regard with which we here in Selwyn hold our servicemen and servicewomen – both past and present.

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Fair Pay Agreements

March 31, 2022 Share

The Government last year announced a radical overhaul of New Zealand’s labour laws with a policy package that will take away the rights of individuals to negotiate terms, conditions, and rates with their employers. MBIE recommended less drastic courses of action and warned of ‘significant risks’ in pursing Free Pay Agreements.

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Three Waters Reform

March 31, 2022 Share

While the proposed three waters reform may have disappeared from the headlines lately, it is still very much on the Government’s agenda.

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Reopening to the World

March 31, 2022 Share

The coming months will see the welcome return of international tourists.

Before Covid, tourism was New Zealand’s largest export earner, employing more than 300,000 people nationwide and worth over $16 billion to our economy.

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Lincoln High School Student selected as Youth MP for Selwyn

December 03, 2021 Share

I’m really excited to be able to name Lincoln High School’s incoming head student, Bobbie Hira, as the 2022 Youth MP for the Selwyn District.

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Youth Parliament 2022

October 26, 2021 Share

I’m looking for a student aged 16-18 to represent Selwyn at next year’s Youth Parliament. Youth Parliament provides students from around New Zealand the opportunity to gain an insight into our democracy and to stand up for the issues that concern you the most.

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