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With a shortlist of five exciting applicants to interview, it was a difficult choice to have to select only one young person to be my Youth MP. We’ve got some...


Oxford’s Ellie Tizzard to represent the Waimakariri’s young voice in Parliament

Oxford’s Ellie Tizzard is no stranger to speaking out on behalf of North Canterbury’s young people. The Year 12 Oxford Area School student joined the Waimakariri Youth Council this year...


Chat with Matt - October 2018

February 2018 Signs for my petition to support the Christchurch Northern motorway extension from Belfast to Pegasus have gone up around the electorate. Last year, National committed to the next...


Waimak MP shares Canterbury success story

Successful Northern Christchurch businesses showcased their achievements on Friday when Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey brought National’s Trade Spokesperson Todd McClay to meet with them. “It was great to bring in...


North Canterbury’s SH1 the loser under transport programme, MP says

North Canterbury’s state highway is the loser in the National Land Transport Programme’s shift in priorities announced on Friday, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says. “Token, small-scale local improvements will do...


Canterbury’s young community volunteers recognised

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey congratulates Oxford’s Thomas Robson on being awarded the Matt Doocey MP Supreme Youth Award for Waimakariri at the YMCA Canterbury Youth Awards held on Friday. Doocey...


Chat with Matt - September 2018

September 2018 After advocating strongly for our residents for the three-laning of the Waimakariri Bridge and a cycle lane with my petition to NZTA last year, it’s exciting to see...


Successful Waimakariri Bridge Petition

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey is thrilled work is starting on a third southbound lane over the Waimakariri Bridge following his successful petition last year to the Regional Transport Committee. “North...


Youth MP nominations open on International Youth Day

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says it’s fitting International Youth Day on Sunday marked the opening of the two-month period in which Members of Parliament will select their Youth MPs for...


Waimak businesses think outside the box to get behind our planet

Waimakariri’s businesses are going to have to adapt to new technology outside of traditional business models to meet climate change targets, businesspeople heard on Friday at Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey’s...