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Return of cruise ships benefits North Canterbury operators, says MP

The return of cruise ships to Lyttelton will directly benefit North Canterbury tourism operators, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says. Doocey said he and Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith had advocated for...


National’s new whips announced

Prime Minister Bill English has announced the election of National’s new whips following the National Party Caucus this morning. Mr English says the new senior whip will be Botany MP...


Doocey's Download: April 2017

Click here to read the latest Doocey’s Download e-newsletter. A reminder if you would like to subscribe to receive this e-newsletter direct just click ‘Sign up to my newsletter’...


Keeping Connected Evening Meetings are back

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey’s 2017 series of evening meetings to be accessible to residents outside of business hours kicks off on Monday, 1 May. Doocey said the positive feedback from...


Conversations

Our Anzac commemorations started early this year with Minister of Veterans’ Affairs David Bennett visiting Waimakariri last Thursday. The Minister met with members of our combined RSAs with a presentation...


Waimak MP welcomes pay increase for healthcare workers

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey has welcomed a $2 billion package that will deliver a pay rise to local employees working in the lowest paid sector of the healthcare industry. “With...


In the Electorate

Thank you to everyone who supported my petition for a third lane southbound over the Waimak Bridge. On Friday I presented the petition to the Greater Christchurch Urban Development...


MP welcomes more police staff for Canterbury

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey has welcomed 70 more police staff for Canterbury. “Waimakariri electorate, like Canterbury, has seen considerable population growth, which reflects the increased numbers of police officers. With...


We need to do better this Easter, MP says

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey has launched his 2017 Easter Road Safety campaign with a strong message that motorists need to do better this year. “Last year, there were four fatal...


Chat with Matt

Despite the rain, my wife Viki and I managed to complete the North Canterbury Relay for Life, walking through the night to raise money for the Cancer Society. With my father-in-law,...