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February 2020 Newsletter

2020 is now well underway and it’s been a busy start to the year in Clutha-Southland. It has also been an incredibly difficult start to the year for many with...


Southland Times Column - February 2020

You don’t realise how truly amazing our community is until disaster strikes. As the rain fell and the rivers began to rise many people within our communities kicked in to...


Another laser incident proves the need for law change

Yesterday’s arrest of a man flashing a laser at the Police’s Eagle helicopter in Christchurch is further evidence the current law is not strong enough, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says....


Lakes Weekly Bulletin - February 2020

It’s been a rough start to the year for those of us in the Queenstown district and in fact all over the south. As rain hammered the lower south roads...


More resources needed to get Milford Road open

This Government is costing livelihoods for workers and businesses in Te Anau and Milford Sound in its reactive approach to the Milford Road, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “While the...


The Ensign Column - February 2020

Last week’s flooding has been devastating to our community. We are now in clean up mode, fixing houses, fences and other infrastructure as the floodwaters recede. The true damage being...


Clutha Leader Column - February 2020

Just like that, it’s my first column of 2020 and February has already rolled around. While we are only in week seven of the new year, mother nature has already...


Farmers need to ask for help if needed in clean up

Farmers affected by last week’s flooding need to reach out if they need assistance of any kind, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “More than 50 farmers have so far put...


Government needs to speed up Milford Road repairs

The Government should be doing more to get Milford Road reopened as soon as possible, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “While it was good the Conservation Minister flew over Fiordland...


MP requests urgent briefing on Milford Road

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker has requested an urgent briefing from the New Zealand Transport Agency in regards to Milford Road. “About 130,000 people visit Milford Sound in the month of...