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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...


August Newsletter

Winter certainly arrived last month with the first major snow dump for the year. Never did I ever think I would have to walk my groceries home. I hope you...


Attack on farmers and winter grazing needs to stop

Farmers are under attack and the one-sided, opportunistic and unbalanced campaign against winter grazing needs to stop, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “This is about the welfare of our farmers,...


Regraded hub not fit for purpose

Lumsden’s downgraded ‘maternal and child hub’ is not fit for purpose and the Government MP’s have blocked the reinstatement of Lumsden Maternity Centre, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “The Health...


MP welcomes investment in Telford

Today’s $5 million investment announcement in Telford is much needed following months of uncertainty, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “While it’s a shame this announcement did not happen in January,...