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Real scrutiny of pandemic response essential

In a late June column I wrote about the critical importance of our country having secure and competent border procedures in place to minimise the risk of another Covid-19 outbreak....


August 2020 update

2020 has certainly been a very challenging year for us all as we navigate the uncertainties of a global pandemic and the havoc it is wreaking on personal freedoms, international...


Reflecting in the House and about houses

Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of reflecting in the House of Representatives by retiring Members of Parliament including me. Many MPs referred to both the...


It is vital we get our border processes right

It is completely understandable that New Zealanders have felt badly let down by this Government with regard to the serious lapses in our quarantine system that have come to light...


Selwyn tourism businesses need support

Those who live in Selwyn with its beautiful and rugged scenery know it is full of hidden gems that are well worth a visit. However many companies that have previously...


Facing up to the challenges of recovery

Now that we are in a position where social distancing and sticking to our bubbles is no longer our focus, we need to urgently turn our attention to the challenges...


June 2020 update

As the days get shorter and colder and the nights get longer, many people have an instinct to stay indoors and hibernate. However, given that we have already spent many...


Applying a fairness lens to decisions

When you are the Prime Minister or a Minister in the Government you receive advice from a range of officials, some of it excellent and some of it not so...


Amy Adams accepts Covid-19 recovery role for National

Selwyn MP Amy Adams has agreed to take on a new role within the National Party caucus focussing on New Zealand’s recovery from the impacts of Covid-19. “National’s new leadership...


Electorate office open for appointments from Monday 18th May

My electorate office will be open on an appointment only basis from Monday 18th May. Please call ahead on 03 344 0418 or email selwynoffice@parliament.govt.nz to make an appointment.