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.
On September 20 every vote counts - please support me to remain your voice in Wellington and give your party vote to the NZ National Party to make sure the John Key led-Government can keep working for New Zealand.
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.
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.
A re-elected National government would 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
Helping first home buyers
National values home ownership because it provides stability for families, strength for communities, and security in retirement. That’s why we’re doubling support for first home buyers to help tens of thousands more young New Zealanders into home ownership and encourage the building of more affordable new homes.
The new package will help about 90,000 lower and middle income first home buyers over the next five years – ensuring more New Zealanders are able to attain the dream of owning their own home.
HomeStart complements the wide programme of work National already has underway to improve housing supply and affordability, including freeing up more land supply, reducing building material costs, reining in infrastructure and compliance costs, and investing in sector skills and productivity.
$150 million boost for Rural Broadband
A re-elected National-led Government will establish a new $150 million fund to extend the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI). In all, we are spending $450 million to ensure rural New Zealand is well connected with the latest technology.
Already, nearly 250,000 households and businesses have access to faster broadband under the RBI. It’s making a difference to how our rural firms do business, how our kids learn, and how our health services are delivered.
We will enhance and extend the RBI to increase connectivity, extend mobile coverage in remote parts of New Zealand, and fill black spots on highways and tourist areas.
Faster broadband is a key part of National’s plan to build a more productive and competitive economy for all our regions. It will bring gains for innovation and global reach, lift wages, and provide the world-class services families need.
Member of Parliament for Selwyn
Amy Adams with Prime Minister John Key.