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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...


Resilient Southlanders working together in emergency

The Southland community is banding together and staying strong in what is an increasingly difficult and dangerous situation, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “Civil Defence has informed me that this...


MP wraps up month of 30 reasons to thank a farmer

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker has wrapped up his 30-day campaign of 30 reasons to thank a farmer. “Over the past month I’ve shared many simple reasons we should all be...


Government couldn't spare a few dimes for LMC

Out of $12 billion, this Government could not even spare a few dimes to reinstate full services at the Lumsden Maternity Centre, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “Out of the...


Influx in visitors puts spotlight on ASF

The influx of visitors to New Zealand over the holiday period puts the spotlight on better biosecurity measures being needed to protect New Zealand from African Swine Fever, Clutha-Southland MP...


Minister knew about clinical risk in downgrading LMC

The Health Minister knew about the clinical risk mothers in Te Anau would face when questioned in the house in August last year documents have revealed, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker...


DHB attempted to blame mothers and midwives

The Southern District Health Board attempted to get staff to alter reports to blame the midwives and mothers for the four emergency births in the Northern Southland area, Clutha-Southland MP...


Aim to reduce the cost to build in Queenstown

Proposed changes to the Resource Management Act by National will make it cheaper to build and the consent process faster, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “National will repeal the Resource...


Minister's office attempted to hide info on LMC

The Health Minister’s office attempted to hide information relating to Lumsden Maternity Centre, which the Southern District Health Board released, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. Documents released under the Official...


Laser strikes prove law not strong enough

Frustrations are building in pilots as laser incidents continue to occur on average twice a month, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “The continued incidents prove the current law is not...