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Review reveals multiple failings in LMC downgrade

Two reviews released this week related to the Lumsden Maternity Centre downgrade have not looked at the main issue - reinstating full services at the Lumsden Maternity Centre, Clutha-Southland MP...


MP welcomes better cell coverage for regions

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker has welcomed today’s announcement of more 4G services in Southland and Otago. New cell towers are now live in Limehills, Dipton, Wyndham East and Heddon Bush...


October Newsletter 2019

It’s been a busy month here in Clutha-Southland as I’ve hosted five MPs who have made the trip south. Thank you to everyone who hosted us at one point or...


Southern district needs more vaccines

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker has today written to the Minister of Health David Clark requesting more MMR vaccines for the southern district. “With a cumulative total of 67 cases in...


Bad week for southern measles cases

The south’s battle with measles is getting worse and the Government is failing to protect anyone outside of Auckland, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “Over the past few weeks, the...


Hospital announcement huge for Queenstown

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker has welcomed today’s confirmation of an independent hospital for Queenstown. “Today’s independent hospital announcement will mean better access to services for the entire district,” Mr Walker...


Ministry admit and apologise for underestimating interest

Today’s Ministry for the Environment meeting in Gore proves just how out of touch this current Government is with the primary sector, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “Today, Ministry officials...


September Newsletter 2019

September has been a tough month for farmers, as the Government released its Freshwater Document which poses some major challenges for the rural sector. I want to assure you I...


Midwives rely on Facebook for back up

Northern Southland midwives will be forced to rely on an untested system as the back-up midwife based in Lumsden finishes today, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “Midwives will now have...


Farmers' future uncertain in Southland

Yesterday’s announcement from the Environment Minister brings with it a question mark about the future of farming in Southland, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “The Environment Minister’s water announcement yesterday...