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I know many of you are feeling anxious about the current coronavirus outbreak and have many queries and concerns. I am here to help and support you. Please feel free to contact me anytime on Waitaki.mp@parliament.govt.nz or call me on 03 434 7325. I have been in contact with a number of people today already regarding travel, supplies and other issues, I am more than willing to support you.

Health information & advice:

The most up to date information regarding Covid-19 can be found here: https://covid19.govt.nz if you have any issues accessing this please contact me.

Community Groups

I have been in touch with many local community groups across the Waitaki electorate who are able to provide support to you at this time. I will also have a donations box in my Oamaru office for you to drop off any food or hygiene products which I will then drop off to the local Salvation Army to help those less able. Please contact your local food bank, Salvation Army and churches for support if needed or to see where you can help if you are able.

Across the electorate:

I will be spending the next few weeks in Oamaru and around this large electorate to support you at anytime. The effects of this virus are being felt far and wide and you are not alone. If you would like to meet with me while I am out and about across the electorate, please email me and I will do my best to support you. 


I will also be visiting a lot of local businesses across the electorate next week to see how they are and how they are going. It is very important to support them at this time especially those who benefit from tourists. The government has announced a package to support employers and businesses and information on this and how to access the package can be found here: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/…/Wage%20subsidy%20scheme%20fac…

 

AGM's

Please note that my Oamaru AGM has been postponed until at least after Easter. Covid-19 will have long term consequences for us all so I appreciate that things go by. I am sorry to postpone it but we must do what is best in these unprecedented times and take care of each other. I would like to thank you for your support. 

 

In my Oamaru office today (20 April) supporting you if need be. 

 

Let’s all take care of each other during this tough time and remember I am here to support and help you. I welcome anyone to come into the Oamaru office if need be, we encourage you to please sanitise when entering. We are constantly washing our hands or sanitising and wiping down surfaces.

 

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