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Newsletter - April 2019

The winter weather is certainly fast approaching and I hope each and every one of you enjoyed Easter with your friends and family. It’s been great to see Clutha get...


Petition to save Lumsden Maternity Centre goes live

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker has launched a petition against the proposed downgrade of the Lumsden Maternity Centre and will lead a protest march in the Northern Southland town next weekend....


Bill to improve financial security for foster children

A Members’ Bill to help improve the financial security of children in foster care has been lodged by Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker. The KiwiSaver (Foster Parent Opting in for Children...


Drought declaration welcomed

The official declaration of a state of drought in parts of Otago and Southland has been welcomed by Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker, who says it will offer some relief to...


Minister must declare a drought in Otago and Southland

The Minister for Primary Industries needs to officially declare a drought and enable support for farmers in Otago and Southland, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “The situation is serious and...


Walker supports Hump Ridge Great Walk application

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker has thrown his support behind the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track’s application to become a Department of Conservation (DOC) Great Walk. “I’m thrilled to support the application....


March in support of the Wijerathne family

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker is calling on the people of Queenstown to march in support of the Wijerathne family this Sunday. A march, which will begin at the gates of...


Hamish Walker MP: Advocate South Column

As this is my first Advocate South column, I want to start off by saying a massive thank you to all who voted in the 2017 General Election, including, but...


Hamish Walker MP: Maiden speech

Mr Speaker, it is the greatest privilege to be standing before you today as a Member of Parliament, elected by the people of Clutha-Southland, to represent their views, hopes and...


The Ensign

It's hard to believe how quickly time has flown by since being elected as the Member of Parliament for Clutha-Southland. Suddenly it’s November, Christmas is just around the corner and...