Hamish Walker

Relief for Sri Lankan family

Finding work is the next hurdle for a Sri Lankan family temporarily saved from deportation through the help of the Queenstown community. Sam Wijerathne, his wife Dinesha Amarasinghe and their three sons were given a reprieve last week allowing them...
The official opening of Parliament last month signalled the start of a busy time leading up to Christmas. After being officially sworn in as an MP and all of the formalities that followed, I've delivered my maiden speech, been appointed...

Chamber ready for fight

Queenstown's chamber of commerce president says the resort would be "crippled" without foreign workers. Richard Thomas is hopeful the new government will take a regional approach to immigration, despite promising to slash net migration. "They can't take an Auckland-like approach to...

Walker tops the poll

Clutha-Southland's newly elected MP Hamish Walker says he is "humbled" by tonight's victory. With 100% of the vote counted, he topped the poll with 19,524 votes, comfortably ahead of Labour candidate Cherie Chapman on 6519. Wakatipu National Party Chairman Mark Wilson...
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