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July Newsletter 2019

What a time to be a kiwi! Watching our Black Caps defy odds and make the final of the Cricket World Cup and our Silver Ferns turn around a 2018...


MP disappointed southern colleagues vote against Lumsden inquiry

It is a sad day for Lumsden, following Government MPs voting against a motion which would have investigated the decision to downgrade the Lumsden Maternity Centre, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker...


Blair Vining's petition presented to Parliament

Southlander Blair Vining’s petition for better cancer care for all New Zealanders was presented to Parliament today, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “Last month, I received the petition with more...


Decision delayed as HSC continues deliberations

My petition to Save the Lumsden Maternity Centre is on hold for another week as the Health Select Committee has not yet concluded its deliberations, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says....


Another bandaid not the answer to LMC

The decision of a short-term on-call midwife in Lumsden in another bandaid solution from the Southern District Health Board, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “The Southern District Health Board has...


KiwiSaver Bill passes second reading in Parliament

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker’s KiwiSaver (Foster Parent Opting in for Children in their Care) Amendment Bill is a step closer to becoming law after passing it’s second reading in Parliament...


Fourth baby born while HSC deliberates petition

While the Health Select Committee deliberated the Save the Lumsden Maternity Centre petition, a fourth baby was born in the Lumsden area today at noon without making it to a...


Another question mark over Telford’s future

Uncertainty continues for Telford with the Government’s reform of vocational education raising more questions for the agricultural training provider, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. Last week, information released to National...


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....