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Water & Rural Issues Meeting draws crowd in Oxford

The mental health of North Canterbury farmers needs to be supported as they navigate Government’s complex proposals to meet new freshwater and climate-change targets, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey told a...


Seven-day health service a win for Waimakariri, MP says

The announcement of a purpose-built, seven-day integrated family health service to provide after-hours healthcare to Waimakariri residents is a win the community has fought hard and long for, Waimakariri MP...


Essence of the Electorate - August 2019

A slew of recent roading announcements by Government could have many in our rural sector shaking their heads.


Community action group to drive SH1 safety, Waimakariri MP says

A new community action group has been launched to drive the fight to make State Highway 1 at Woodend and Pegasus safer, and bring the Woodend Bypass back to the...


Essence of the Electorate - July 2019

Waimakariri farmers packed out a woolshed meeting in Cust last month which I organised for National leader Simon Bridges to directly update our farmers on our new proposals for the...


Essence of the Electorate - June 2016

The contribution of North Canterbury women to our region’s economic development is vital. Sustainable development can only be based on gender equality. As local MP, I get the opportunity to...


Essence of the Electorate - May 2019

The number of signatures is rapidly growing for the petition for an after-hours medical-care facility for Waimakariri based at the Rangiora Health Hub.


Essence of the Electorate April 2019

Lifestyle block owners in the Waimakariri know how much hard work is required to keep on top of things. It’s not for nothing they’re sometimes referred to as life-sentence blocks....


Essence of the Electorate - March 2019

New Zealanders on the average wage today could be paying higher taxes in three years’ time without enjoying a better lifestyle if tax thresholds aren’t adjusted for inflation. Taxation bracket...


Chat with Matt – March 2019

As local MP I was impressed by the turn-out of hundreds of volunteers from the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) to plant native trees and clear weeds at the Styx River...