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Adequate police staffing levels vital for our region

I am sure that many Selwyn residents would have been shocked by the recent homicide in the district and the reported involvement of gang members in this incident. While most...


Adams selects Youth MP for Selwyn

Selwyn MP Amy Adams has selected 16 year-old Katelyn Twiss from Leeston as her Youth MP for Selwyn for 2019.  “I am looking forward to working with Katelyn during her...


Adams slams failure to fund SH73 improvements

Badly needed improvements to the intersection on State Highway 73 at West Melton will not go ahead, according to information received yesterday by Selwyn MP Amy Adams. “I was shocked...


Eight years on from the Greendale fault rupture

I know that no-one who experienced the 7.1 magnitude earthquake of September 4th 2010 will forget it. Striking as it did at an hour when most were asleep in their...


High fuel prices worrying many in Selwyn

Fuel prices are sitting at record levels across the country and I know many people here in Selwyn are starting to think more carefully about how and when they use...


Canterbury missing out on transport funding

The government's new plan for transport is bad news for Canterbury. Petrol prices are skyrocketing around the country and the Government is egging them on by proposing three rounds of...


Amy Adams seeks Youth MP for Selwyn

Selwyn MP Amy Adams has announced that she is looking for an enthusiastic and civic-minded young person to represent Selwyn as the region’s Youth MP for 2019. “Youth Parliament is...


Informed debate on euthanasia valuable

Recently I hosted a public information meeting here in Selwyn on the End of Life Choice Bill which is currently going through the Select Committee process in Parliament. The purpose...


Selwyn more affordable for first home buyers

While we continue to hear stories of the rising cost of housing and difficulties for first home buyers in other parts of New Zealand, here in Selwyn housing has gradually...


Selwyn ahead of the pack in being smokefree

Did you know that 59% per cent of Selwyn residents have never smoked, compared to 56% per cent of residents in the rest of New Zealand? We also have a...