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February Newsletter 2021

February 26, 2021 Share

As the sun shines while I pen this newsletter, I look back on the month which has been full of ups and downs. With an array of wonderful events held throughout the electorate from A & P Shows to Waitangi celebrations, we’ve also had a timely reminder Covid-19 remains an ongoing battle in our country. The impacts of closed borders continue to be felt in Te Anau and Queenstown and will be felt for many months, if not years, to come.


We need to support these communities right now and help them get through the tough times. The reality is that if something is not done very soon to assist our small, family-run businesses which are reliant on the tourism sector, there won’t be any businesses around when international tourists do finally return. I’m advocating hard for these businesses in Wellington. If you haven’t already, I would encourage you to visit Te Anau or Queenstown for a holiday close to home this year and support these communities.



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January Newsletter 2021

January 29, 2021 Share

Happy New Year. With 2020 now behind us, many will be hoping it is onwards and upwards from here. I hope you all managed some family time over the festive period. I enjoyed getting out and about throughout the electorate over the past few weeks and it has been great to see some of you on my ventures. It’s been an interesting start to 2021 across the Southland electorate, with wild weather battering many, causing flooding and road closures. I hope those of you on farms have not been too adversely affected by the rain, as preparations for winter feed are well underway. I feel for those of you who are orchardists who have seen your crops destroyed or damaged but hope you are managing to recover in some way. Next week, I’ll be attending the annual Waitangi Day celebrations as National’s Spokesperson for Treaty Negotiations and then it’s back to Wellington for the first sitting week of the year. I’m looking forward to a busy year being a strong advocate for Southland.




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December Newsletter 2020

December 23, 2020 Share

Happy Holidays! In the last newsletter for 2020, it is amazing to think in two days we will be celebrating Christmas. It’s been an incredibly busy month in the lead up to the festive season as the house has risen and I’ve had days throughout the electorate. From dealing with many immigration issues in Queenstown to the Government listening to our calls and announcing 2000 RSE workers will be allowed into New Zealand next year, to taking part in the Gore Santa parade and attending the Gore High School graduation – it’s been an eventful time.  As we wind down for 2020, I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for support since I was elected. I really couldn’t have done it without you.




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November Newsletter 2020

December 01, 2020 Share

Welcome to my first annual newsletter as the MP for Southland. What a ride it has been to get here today. This week I have officially been sworn in as the MP and I’m looking forward to being a strong representative for this great electorate in Wellington.

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