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Waimakariri finalist for Canterbury Youth Awards

Waimakariri’s Hannah Price has been named a finalist in the Canterbury Youth Awards, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says. The awards, an initiative of Youth Voice Canterbury, will be presented on...


Students engage with the Speaker of the House

The Speaker of the House is familiar with putting errant parliamentarians in their place during Question Time but last week he was on the receiving end of challenging and well-researched...


In the Electorate

I’m a big supporter of our elderly day centre in Kaiapoi, The Darnley Club, and enjoyed attending their 25th anniversary party last week. I’ve heard the first anniversary was celebrated...


New initiative rolled out across the Waimak

A new initiative to provide residents of Waimakariri electorate with a new way of keeping connected to their local MP outside of business hours has been kickstarted this week. “Traditionally,...


New classroom for Swannanoa School

MP for Waimakariri Matt Doocey says Government is continuing to back local schools. “I’m proud that this National-led Government is investing more than $276 million from Budget 2016 in Canterbury...


Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey welcomes $761m Innovative NZ package

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey welcomes the Innovate New Zealand package announced in the Budget as part of a $761 million investment that focuses on growing our science system, producing the...


Waimakariri MP welcomes Emissions Trading Scheme announcement

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey welcomes changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) subsidy that will help the economy grow with lower emissions.  This follows the announcement by Climate Change...


Child-centred approach will help children reach potential, MP says.

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey welcomes a new child-centred approach to protect New Zealand’s most vulnerable children and young people. The package, announced in Budget 2016, includes additional support for vulnerable...


Bowel screening pilot ticks the box for Waimak residents, MP says.

A new $39 million bowel cancer screening pilot will be welcomed by Waimakariri residents, MP Matt Doocey says. Doocey, who holds a regular coffee session for over 65s in Waimakariri...


Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey welcomes additional support for tourism infrastructure

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey welcomes a new fund to support tourism infrastructure as part of a $2.1 billion investment in public infrastructure. The public infrastructure package will see investment into...