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February 2020 update

  The school year is now well underway and it is great to see so many students around Selwyn in their various bright and cheerful school uniforms once again. In...


Local MP describes infrastructure funding for Selwyn as “crumbs”

The Government’s recent announcement of infrastructure funding has given Selwyn a few “crumbs”, according to Selwyn MP Amy Adams. “While I am relieved that the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA)...


Local MP slams ECAN’s handling of waste facility consent

ECAN’s handling of a resource consent application relating to emissions from a proposed Waste Management facility on Marshs Road has been appalling, according to Selwyn MP Amy Adams. “I have...


Christmas-New Year office hours

My electorate office in Templeton will be closed for the Christmas-New Year break from Friday 20th December until Monday 20th January 2020. Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and happy...


How best to invest in education for our kids

A good education can transform lives. With the right education, children can overcome the challenges they face purely because of the circumstances they were born into. That’s why I and...


Social policy needs to be based on evidence

Recently I accompanied the Leader of the Opposition, Simon Bridges, and Opposition Social Development Spokesperson Louise Upston on a visit to the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilot programme in Christchurch....


Selwyn parents unlikely to benefit from school donation changes

I am sure that a policy of scrapping school donations would have sounded quite appealing to many parents at the last election. However the reality is likely to be a...


Freshwater meeting in Darfield cancelled

  Unfortunately we have had to cancel the planned freshwater meeting in Darfield on October 31st. If you are keen to hear National's Agriculture Spokesperson Todd Mueller discuss the implications of...


We need to try new things to fix our mental health crisis

Recently I caught up with my Youth MP Katelyn Twiss who represented Selwyn at the Youth Parliament in Wellington during the July school holidays. Like many people living in Selwyn,...


Is a free lunch really the way to go?

The Prime Minister’s recent announcement that around 120 primary schools will get access to universal free lunches is well-meaning but the programme is not well thought out and lacks detail. ...