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Trying times with Covid-19 show strength of south

As Clutha-Southland prepares to go into a Level 4 Alert in response to Covid-19 with the rest of New Zealand our caring community spirit is stronger than ever, Clutha-Southland MP...


MP welcomes move to Level 4 in 48 hours to protect all kiwis

Today’s announcement by the Government to move to a level three alert immediately and level four alert in 48 hours in response to Covid-19 is the right decision, Clutha-Southland MP...


Clutha Leader Column - March 2020

Coronavirus has brought with it many challenges for us here in Clutha-Southland. As 85% of New Zealand’s international flights are affected, it also means there are significant implications for our...


Lakes Weekly Bulletin Column - March 2020

Our local tourism sector is incurring various challenges at present with Coronavirus causing many visitors to put their holidays on hold. This accompanied with the damage to Milford Road and...


MP hosting public meeting on Milford Road

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker is inviting the public to hear from various stakeholders about the ongoing situation with Milford Road. “Milford Road being fully operational is incredibly important for both...


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...