Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker

A Sri Lankan couple living in Queenstown who were facing the threat of deportation have been granted residency. Sam Wijerathne and Dinesha Amarasinghe, who have three young sons, had been living in Queenstown for eight years when Dinesha's application for...

School stoush

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has fired back at Queenstown's MP, after he implied Wakatipu High School's planned expansion may not go ahead. Clutha-Southland National MP Hamish Walker has challenged Labour's Hipkins to explain why there was no money in this...

Walk in the park for new MP

Queenstown's newly-elected MP has described his entry to parliament like his first day at school – but on "steroids". Hamish Walker topped the poll last Saturday with 19,524 votes, comfortably ahead of Labour candidate Cherie Chapman on 6519. He flew to...
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