Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says moving his Kaiapoi office from 156B Williams Street to new premises feels like history in the making.
“As part of a fresh, new change for Kaiapoi to reflect our rivertown’s exciting and vibrant new spaces, I am breaking tradition and moving my office closer to the river, the heart of Kaiapoi.
“Kaiapoi residents have been coming through the shop front of 156B Williams Street for help from their local MP since Mike Moore first set up the office in 1996.
“Over the years, four Members of Parliament have settled into the space with very little change to the rooms — except for a change in branding colours! The baton has been passed from Mike Moore to Clayton Cosgrove to Kate Wilkinson, and I moved in after being elected in 2014.
“While packing up the office to move, my team and I became aware of an old sticker on the shared power board that is still labelled for Mike Moore. An old press cutting dated 16 October 1996 announces the start of the very first three-year MP lease, to cover the Parliamentary term.
“I am looking forward to welcoming residents to my new office. While we wait for the fit out to be completed, residents can continue calling 03 3270514 for assistance,” Doocey said.
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