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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...


How will proposed education reforms affect our local schools?

All our region’s students should be back at school this week, hopefully refreshed after the summer holidays. While for many parents and pupils it will be a case of re-establishing...


Adams blasts Government’s lack of support for Lincoln facility

Selwyn MP Amy Adams has strongly criticised the Government’s failure to support a proposed joint research facility at Lincoln. “Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ rejection of Lincoln University’s business case for...


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...