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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...


Conversations - Northern Outlook

Renewed calls for after-hours health provision in Waimakariri are reflecting demand on health services from our growing population. As local MP, I have been leading our community in calling for...


Oxford Observer - February 2019

The summer break will be a distant memory for many of our families who are adjusting to back-to-school routines and costs. Ahead of the holidays, my family and I made...


Essence of the Electorate - February 2019

As we neared the start of the summer break last year, I was busy meeting with a number of residents who were concerned going into the holiday season about safety...


Chat with Matt - February 2019

Greater Christchurch National MPs enjoyed getting out on Monday and reconnecting with the people who work so hard for our region. We met with a range of organisations from Canterbury...


KiwiBuild - February 2019

National has been running several nation-wide Have Your Say campaigns. Some might think these are so much hot air, or ploys to occupy space on social media platforms. There is...


Waimak MP hosts euthanasia debate

A public debate being organised by Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey on the End of Life Choice Bill, or euthanasia bill, is expected to draw large crowds. The bill’s sponsor, ACT...


Essence of the Electorate - January 2019

This year, my family and I made the decision to enjoy a Waimak staycation, making use of the great beaches, walks and cafes not only in the Waimakariri but in...


Chat with Matt - January 2019

It’s when MPs are working on the ground that we see the impact that larger issues, such as Government’s increased fuel taxes, have on the daily lives of people. Many...