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The Ensign Column - February 2020

Last week’s flooding has been devastating to our community. We are now in clean up mode, fixing houses, fences and other infrastructure as the floodwaters recede. The true damage being...


Clutha Leader Column - February 2020

Just like that, it’s my first column of 2020 and February has already rolled around. While we are only in week seven of the new year, mother nature has already...


Farmers need to ask for help if needed in clean up

Farmers affected by last week’s flooding need to reach out if they need assistance of any kind, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “More than 50 farmers have so far put...


Government needs to speed up Milford Road repairs

The Government should be doing more to get Milford Road reopened as soon as possible, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “While it was good the Conservation Minister flew over Fiordland...


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...