MPs offer a way to be heard

Ever wondered what your local MP can do for you?

As your local Member of Parliament, it is my privilege to represent you and the people of the Southland electorate.

I am here to ensure your views, issues and concerns are heard in Parliament.

While I meet a lot of people at functions, events and activities in our electorate, I welcome in› person visits to my offices in Gore, Alexandra and Queenstown too.

My team and I look forward to hosting a morning tea tomorrow, August 26, at my Alexandra office, between 10am and noon where you can join us for a cuppa and a chat about how we can be of service to you.

Some of my roles include:


Í Helping people with issues relating to education, health, immigration and ACC.

Í Helping with queries to government departments such as Work and Income, Inland Revenue, Police and Housing New Zealand.

Í Helping people understand government policies.

Í Acknowledging people celebrating milestones or achieving success.


Í Taking the views of our local communities and groups to Parliament when legislation is being developed.

Í Ensuring that politicians understand the impact of laws on our communities.

Í Providing information to people about how Parliament works.

Í Attending and participating in local events and functions.

Í Presenting the views of local people when conscience votes are debated in Parliament.


Í Supporting local causes and helping to advance them.

Í Representing community groups which want to contribute positive ideas to improve our country and community.

Í Work with local body representatives to meet your needs.

I do hope you can join us at the morning tea. Should you have any queries please email [email protected] or call (03) 448›5550.

If you can’t make it to Alexandra, my Gore office is open Monday to Friday, 9am›2pm and can be reached on [email protected] or (03) 203›3000.