Welcome to my website
I am proud to serve as your MP for Selwyn, a role I have held since 2008. Selwyn is a vibrant electorate with a rapidly growing population and an expanding economy that offers many exciting opportunities for the future. When I am out and about attending events in the electorate, I am always inspired by the many fantastic people I meet from all walks of life.
My ministerial responsibilities do mean that I am required to spend a lot of time in Wellington. However, if you live in the Selwyn electorate and have an issue I can help with or something that you think I should know about, please get in touch with my office in Templeton. They are my representatives in the electorate when I am away in Wellington and are able to advise you on the best course of action for your situation.
Thank you so much to all the people of Selwyn for your support to remain as your Member of Parliament. I am looking forward to working hard for you over the next three years and representing this beautiful region of ours to the best of my ability.
Thank you to everyone who came up to chat with me while I was out and about in coffee shops around Selwyn over the past few weeks. It was great to meet you and hear the issues of importance to you.
Delivering a strong New Zealand economy
National’s clear economic plan and careful financial management is taking New Zealand in the right direction. The economy is growing, new jobs are being created, and wages are rising. Our plan for the next three years is straightforward.
We will return to surplus this year and stay there so we can reduce debt. We’ll cut ACC levies for households and businesses, and we’ll start modestly reducing income taxes for lower and middle income earners.
Safer communities under National
National will make every public prison a working prison by 2017, and offenders who have taken part in intensive drug treatment while inside prison will attend specialist addiction aftercare programmes once they’re released.
We know if offenders can stay off drugs and alcohol, and gain an education and employment training, they are less likely to reoffend.
We are halfway to reaching our reoffending target. These initiatives will help us reach that target of reducing reoffending 25 per cent by 2017.
We’ve made great progress in reducing crime – it’s at a 35-year low – but that doesn’t mean we can’t do even better.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery update
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority will become a departmental agency within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) from 1 February next year.
As the role of government agencies change through the recovery phase, the National Government’s commitment to the region remains the same.
We plan to continue the pace and high standard of the Canterbury rebuild, to build a new, vibrant and exciting city. We will continue to ramp up construction in the central city, seeing the completion of key anchor projects such as the Convention Centre Precinct, Justice and Emergency Services Precinct, and the Bus Interchange.
Artist's impression of the new Christchurch Convention Centre
Member of Parliament for Selwyn
Amy Adams with Prime Minister John Key.