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Farmers' future uncertain in Southland

Yesterday’s announcement from the Environment Minister brings with it a question mark about the future of farming in Southland, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “The Environment Minister’s water announcement yesterday...


August Newsletter

Winter certainly arrived last month with the first major snow dump for the year. Never did I ever think I would have to walk my groceries home. I hope you...


Attack on farmers and winter grazing needs to stop

Farmers are under attack and the one-sided, opportunistic and unbalanced campaign against winter grazing needs to stop, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “This is about the welfare of our farmers,...


Regraded hub not fit for purpose

Lumsden’s downgraded ‘maternal and child hub’ is not fit for purpose and the Government MP’s have blocked the reinstatement of Lumsden Maternity Centre, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “The Health...


MP welcomes investment in Telford

Today’s $5 million investment announcement in Telford is much needed following months of uncertainty, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “While it’s a shame this announcement did not happen in January,...


July Newsletter 2019

What a time to be a kiwi! Watching our Black Caps defy odds and make the final of the Cricket World Cup and our Silver Ferns turn around a 2018...


MP disappointed southern colleagues vote against Lumsden inquiry

It is a sad day for Lumsden, following Government MPs voting against a motion which would have investigated the decision to downgrade the Lumsden Maternity Centre, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker...


Blair Vining's petition presented to Parliament

Southlander Blair Vining’s petition for better cancer care for all New Zealanders was presented to Parliament today, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “Last month, I received the petition with more...


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...