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Government needs to resolve education impasse

There is a lot of uncertainty in the education sector at the moment, as both secondary and primary teachers prepare to strike this Wednesday. The Government is suggesting a whole...


Number on housing register in Selwyn almost doubles

The number of people waiting for public housing in Selwyn has nearly doubled under the current Government. “This situation has been mirrored in regions all across New Zealand with an...


May 2019 Update

May update from Hon Amy Adams I was pleased to see so many people at the Anzac Day services that I attended in Rolleston, Lincoln and Templeton last month. I...


Child poverty and benefit numbers reflect poorly on GovernmenT

When the Labour-led Government came into power it said it wanted to be a kinder Government. But looking at the quarterly benefit statistics, you wouldn’t know it. Thousands more people...


April 2019 Update

Introduction I am sure I am not alone in having experienced a range of thoughts and emotions during the past few weeks since the horrific events that took place in...


Temporary Change to Office Hours

From Friday 3rd May until Friday 21st June my electorate office in Templeton will be open the following hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 9.30am to 5.00pmTuesdays and Thursdays –...


Selwyn Times - Standing Together Against Hatred

Like so many of you I have been struggling over recent days to comprehend the incomprehensible. The unspeakable act of violence on Friday 15th March which tore families apart in...


Rakaia News - Climate Policy Report

Last week the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton issued a report on climate policy. The report is well worth a read given the potential threat that climate change...


March 2019 Update

I am finding it hard to believe we are already in the third month of the year and we have been certainly noticing the cooler mornings and evenings in Selwyn...


Local road safety projects axed due to Government funding cuts

Important local road safety projects desperately needed for Selwyn have not received funding under the National Land Transport Plan (NLTP) due to Government funding cuts, according to Selwyn MP Amy...