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Little joy for Selwyn from Government’s transport plan

The pressure on our local State Highway network was evident over the Easter weekend. Sadly the Government’s subsequent announcement of its transport plan offers little hope of any improvement to...


Claims of underfunding of public services spurious

As someone who has previously been involved in the Budget process as an Associate Minister of Finance I know that Government Budgets are about juggling competing demands for funding in...


Our region needs progress on sports facility

2018 is an exciting year for sport with New Zealand sending its largest ever contingent of athletes to the Commonwealth Games which is being held on Australia’s Gold Coast. Unfortunately,...


Are Boards of Trustees at risk?

Like many parents all around New Zealand I served on the Board of Trustees of the primary school that my children attended. It wasn’t always an easy job but I...


Jobs are central to our success as a society

Parliament has resumed again and I am feeling energised and positive about continuing to bring the perspective of the people of Selwyn to our House of Representatives as your local...


Electorate office hours during December and January

My electorate office in Templeton will be closed for the Christmas-New Year period from Friday 22nd December and will re-open again on Monday 15th January, with reduced hours that week....


Families deserve choice

While it is more than a few years ago now, I still remember what it was like to be a new parent. It is a wonderful but exhausting time getting...


Disappointing decision for Canterbury sports groups

November has been a busy month in Selwyn. It was a great honour for me to perform the role of Chieftain at the Hororata Highland Games on 11th November. The...


More broadband coverage on way for Selwyn

The National-led Government has announced Ultra-Fast Broadband will be extended to a further 13 areas in Selwyn, local MP Amy Adams says. The areas to be included are: ...


Adams welcomes early opening of new West Halswell School

Selwyn MP Amy Adams has welcomed the decision by Education Minister Nikki Kaye to bring forward the construction of a planned new primary school for West