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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...


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....