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December Newsletter 2019

Happy holidays. With less than a week till Christmas, you have to wonder where the year has gone. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your...


Father drives 50km in frost at speed as no pain relief available at Lumsden

A father has driven 50km in freezing temperatures at speeds above the legal limit as no pain relief was available at the downgraded Lumsden Maternity Centre, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker...


November Newsletter 2019

November brought with it two damning reports released on the Lumsden Maternity Centre downgrade and the four emergency births. Although the Southern District Health Board made the terms of the...


Animal welfare at forefront of farmers minds

Today’s report released from the Winter Grazing Taskforce reiterates farmers are on the right track, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “The report makes several recommendations, including some which I know...


Third medical school will support Southland’s rural health needs

A third medical school focused on rural needs proposed by National will make a huge difference to struggling communities in the south, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “I have medical...


Backdown on centralising BOTs shows locals know best

The back down of centralising Board of Trustees and having education hubs proves locals know best, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “The back down by this Government of having education...


Review reveals multiple failings in LMC downgrade

Two reviews released this week related to the Lumsden Maternity Centre downgrade have not looked at the main issue - reinstating full services at the Lumsden Maternity Centre, Clutha-Southland MP...


MP welcomes better cell coverage for regions

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker has welcomed today’s announcement of more 4G services in Southland and Otago. New cell towers are now live in Limehills, Dipton, Wyndham East and Heddon Bush...


October Newsletter 2019

It’s been a busy month here in Clutha-Southland as I’ve hosted five MPs who have made the trip south. Thank you to everyone who hosted us at one point or...


Southern district needs more vaccines

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker has today written to the Minister of Health David Clark requesting more MMR vaccines for the southern district. “With a cumulative total of 67 cases in...