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Families attending the Farmers Rangiora Festival will enjoy peace of mind knowing an on-site emergency medical technician will be at hand, says Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey, who is sponsoring the medical station at the event.

“I’m a proud supporter of the Farmers’ Rangiora Festival. I’m looking forward to celebrating with my family and Waimakariri residents our vibrant and revitalised town centres, and the opening of our great new Farmers building,” Doocey said.

“This is a great event for our community and confirms Waimakariri is thriving and open for business,” Doocey said.

The MP said anyone needing medical assistance on the day should head straight to the medical station, which would be clearly signposted.

“Having a young family, the Farmers Rangiora Festival is another example of Waimakariri being a great place for families. Our community has looked forward to the opening of Farmers as a time for celebration, accentuating a period of openings and new beginnings. It’s a time to celebrate how far we have come. As the local MP, I meet with a range of people in my role who are upbeat that Waimakarri is heading in the right direction and is on track. We can be proud of the regeneration of our town centres but also that they have retained their distinctive characters. I look forward to catching up with our residents at the festival. Whether it is through my two offices, my night meetings, caravan clinics, or living and working in the electorate with my family, it is important to me to keep connected,” Doocey said.

The Farmers Rangiora Festival takes place on September 2 and 3, and is a Charitable Trust to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Canterbury.

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