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June Newsletter 2020

Take a bow each and every one of you reading this newsletter. We made it to Alert Level 1 and life is now beginning to return to normal within the...


Race meet move detrimental for communities

Harness Racing New Zealand’s announcement of proposing to move races from Gore and Roxburgh to Invercargill and Cromwell will be detrimental to both the Eastern Southland and Teviot Valley communities,...


Backtrack to allow 50 people at funerals some comfort for grieving families

The Government has done the right thing today in allowing up to 50 people to attend funerals and tangi, which will provide comfort to many in mourning, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish...


Billion Trees Scheme will end some rural communities

The Government’s Billion Trees scheme is a disaster waiting to happen for rural communities in Southland, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “This Government policy will see the destruction of rural...


Tourism support needed as benefit numbers skyrocket in Queenstown

Unemployment in Queenstown has skyrocketed 267 per cent during lockdown highlighting why we need urgent, targeted support for tourism, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says.“Between March 20 and April 20, the...