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Conservation Spokesperson visits Waimak’s healing horses

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey today brought Conservation Spokesperson Sarah Dowie to view first-hand how Waimakariri’s healing horses are making changes in human lives. The mini horses were all rescued and...


MP takes Waimak voice to Parliament

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says he won’t stop fighting for roading solutions for the Waimakariri. This week the MP lodged his petition in Parliament to save the Belfast to Pegasus...


Waimak MP encourages nominations for youth awards

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey is encouraging communities to nominate their outstanding young people who are making a difference for the YMCA Canterbury Youth Awards 2018. Nominations opened on Sunday. Doocey...


Chat with Matt - July 2018

July 2018 Great news for Belfast and Casebrook residents was the announcement that due to the overwhelming response the 107 and 108 bus routes are not being axed. Constituents met...


Chat with Matt - June 2018

June 2018 I enjoyed connecting with Northwood’s business people recently when I spoke at a business breakfast around our current economic climate and where people think things could be done...


Chat with Matt - May 2018

May 2018 Attending the opening of the expanded Tuhauora – Christchurch Central Service last month cemented for me the success of this valuable initiative. The mental health and addiction services...


Waimak MP disappointed by funding refusal for rural health

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey is disappointed by Government’s refusal to fund the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand and says the decision leaves rural communities out in the cold. “The...


Government’s announcement gives urgency to petition, Waimak MP says

Government’s announcement on spending cuts for state highways gives urgency to his petition to save the Belfast to Pegasus motorway extension, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says. Government has this week...


Chat with Matt - April 2018

April 2018 Government’s announcement last week of its plans to cut spending on state highways and for greater funding for Auckland public transport proposals has given urgency to my petition...


Community discussion will help to break stigma, says MP

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says a community discussion being held this month on residents’ shared experiences around mental health will help to break the stigma of asking for help. The...