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.
Come and meet me for a chat
I will be spending some time out and about in coffee shops around Selwyn over the next few weeks and would love to take the opportunity to meet as many of you as possible and hear the issues of importance to you. Please check the schedule below for details of when I will be in your area. While I will endevaour to stick to this schedule as closely as possible, please check back on the day of the meeting as sometimes events outisde of my control may cause me to have to alter my schedule.
Akaroa - Bully Hayes, Wednesday 20th August at 11.00am
- L’Hotel, Friday 12th September at 1.30pm
Arthurs Pass - Wobbly Kea Cafe, Tuesday 9th September at 1.30pm
Darfield - The Bakery, Saturday 30th August at 10.30am
- Doughboys Cafe, Wednesday 10th September at 10.30am
Diamond Harbour - Chalfont Café, Thursday 21st August at 10.30am
Dunsandel - Dunsandel Store, Wednesday 10th September at 1.00pm
Governors Bay - She Universe Cafe, Thursday 21st August at 1.30pm
Leeston - Hillyers Café, Monday 25th August at 10.30am
- Hillyers Café, Saturday 6th September at 3.30pm
Lincoln - Coffee Culture, Saturday 30th August at 1.00pm
- Hillyers, Thursday 11th September at 2.00pm
Little River - Little River Cafe, Friday 12th September at 10.30am
Prebbleton - Thyme Cafe, Thursday 11th September at 10.30am
Rakaia - Salmon Tales Cafe, Saturday 13th September at 1.30pm
Rolleston - Dragonfly Cafe, Monday 25th August at 2.30pm
- Dragonfly Café, Saturday 6th September at 10.30am
- Rendevous Café Saturday 13th September 10.30am
Tai Tapu - The Store, Wednesday 20th August at 2.00pm
Southbridge - End of Line Café, Friday 5th September at 3.00pm
Springfield - Drovers Cafe, Tuesday 9th September at 10.30am
Convention Centre announcement
Plenary Conventions New Zealand has been announced as the preferred developer for the new $284 million Christchurch Convention Centre, and Accor hotels announced as the preferred operator.
The next step is to begin the planning and development phase of this project to create a vibrant, world-class Convention Centre that attracts conference and convention visitors from all over the world. I am really excited by the fabulous concept drawings and believe that this project will deliver significant economic benefits for the Canterbury region as a whole.
The project remains on track for construction to begin in 2015, and for the centre to be open for business in 2017.
Unemployment falls to 5.6 per cent
Unemployment has fallen to 5.6 per cent – its lowest level in five years – with the number of people employed increasing by 83,000 over the past year.
These results from the Household Labour Force Survey for the June quarter show the continued strength of the New Zealand economy as we continue to recover from the global financial crisis and the Canterbury earthquakes.
It is particularly pleasing to see young people benefitting from our economic growth, with 11,300 more 15-19 year olds in work in the past year.
The latest data also shows that wages continue to grow ahead of inflation with average weekly wages up 2.7 per cent over the year, compared with inflation of 1.6 per cent.
Half a million households, schools, businesses able to connect to UFB
Ultra-Fast Broadband is a key part of National’s plan to build a stronger economy and provide the world-class services families need.
More than half a million households, businesses, schools, and health centres can now connect to our UFB network, which continues to roll out ahead of schedule, and the number of kiwis signing up to a UFB service provider has jumped by about 44 per cent.
Our Rural Broadband Initiative is also ahead of schedule, with more than 230,000 rural homes and business now having access to faster broadband or improved copper broadband.
Over 2,200 schools are now able to connect and 41 of our most remote schools now have access to broadband, helping our kids make the most of the learning opportunities available through technology.
Member of Parliament for Selwyn
Amy Adams with Prime Minister John Key.