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Waimakariri MP first off the mark in National's selection process

October 21, 2022 Share

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says he is looking forward to fighting hard for his constituents for another term after being the first National MP in the South Island to be re-selected as a candidate.

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Pothole of the week highlights state of rural roads

October 20, 2022 Share

National’s Pothole of the Week campaign is shining a light on just how bad New Zealand’s roads have become under Labour, and this includes our rural and regional roads, National’s Associate Transport spokesperson Matt Doocey says.

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Workforce shortages continue to hurt mental health

October 20, 2022 Share

Workforce shortages continue to hurt our most vulnerable as vacancy rates in the mental health sector continue to rise, National’s Mental Health and Suicide Prevention spokesperson Matt Doocey says.

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Working out in Waimakariri for Mental Health Awareness Week

September 29, 2022 Share

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and as National’s first mental health spokesperson it’s something Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says he is proud to get behind each year.

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Three Waters, four meetings in Waimakariri

September 23, 2022 Share

Hundreds of people heard from National’s Three Waters spokesperson Simon Watts during four public meetings in Waimakariri last week.

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Waimakariri MP opens new sustainable supermarket

September 13, 2022 Share

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey has officially opened the new Belfast Countdown store, Christchurch’s first ever Green Star rated supermarket. 

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Counsellors in Schools programme failing our young people

August 31, 2022 Share

Two years on and Labour’s $44 million ‘Counsellors in Schools’ programme has failed New Zealand's young people who are desperately in need of support, National’s Mental Health & Suicide Prevention spokesperson Matt Doocey says.

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Mental health programme way behind on targets

August 25, 2022 Share

Labour’s $455 million spend on frontline mental health services has resulted in the delivery of just two sessions, per counsellor, per day, National’s Mental Health & Suicide Prevention spokesperson Matt Doocey says.

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Supporting frontline firefighters

August 22, 2022 Share

National MP Matt Doocey has met with frontline firefighters in Christchurch who are taking industrial action over pay rates and working conditions.

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Youth MP represents Waimakariri in Wellington

August 17, 2022 Share

Waimakariri’s young people had their voices heard in Wellington last month as Youth MP Hillary Cooper delivered an impassioned speech to the House.

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