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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...


Progress being made to remove dead flax on Southern Scenic Route

Good progress is being made to remove dead flax along the popular Southern Scenic Route, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. Mr Walker attended the public meeting in Orepuki about the...