New Mobile Office Location
Clayton has changed the location of his Mobile Office in Rangiora which was previously on Percival Street. Clayton will now be located on High Street in Rangiora, opposite the Post Office; 9am to 10am every Monday. Look out for the Red Bus! Feel free to drop in and have a chat with Clayton.
New Facebook Page
Clayton Cosgrove has a new Facebook page. Click here to have a look. You can click the ‘Like’ button when on the new page (to the right of the screen) to follow Clayton’s posts, news and updates as well as local and national activities.
Newstalk ZB – Weekly radio interview
Each week I have a regular radio session on NewstalkZB. We covered some interesting topics, including the Oil Drilling Protests, recent crime and Police presence in Christchurch, and the upcoming 3 year anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquakes. Have a listen to the segment here and let me know your thoughts…
Darnley Club in Kaiapoi visit
I had a lovely visit with our local Day care for the elderly at the Darnley Club in Kaiapoi, these amazing volunteers, under the guidance of Tania and Chris provide great recreational activities on a day to day basis and it’s always great to catch up for a chat and a cuppa, I even managed to get a refresher course in euchre!!!
Latest Community Champions recognised
Local residents who have served their community voluntarily around the Waimakariri electorate are the latest recipients to be recognised as Community Champions by Member of Parliament Clayton Cosgrove at a presentation at the Kaiapoi Club earlier today.
The Community Champion Awards were set up by Mr Cosgrove soon after he became a Member of Parliament in 1999 to recognise the hard work of volunteers in the Waimakariri electorate and people who go out of their way to help others.
Mr Cosgrove says over the years it has been an honour to recognise literally hundreds of volunteers in the Waimakariri electorate. The latest recipients of Community Champion Awards are:
Big Brothers Big Sisters North Canterbury
Kaiapoi Baptist Church and Person to Person help Trust
Rangiora Red Cross Shop
Kaiapoi Community Garden
IHC North Canterbury Association
Click here for more information.
Youth Parliament 2013
On July 16, Local Member of Parliament Clayton Cosgrove welcomed Youth MP Brad Grootelaar to Wellington for the official opening of Youth Parliament for 2013. Brad was selected by Mayor David Ayres as a Youth MP after a selection process was run throughout the Waimakariri Electorate. He joined other Youth MPs from around the country in debating a wide range of issues over two days. Click here to read more.
Canterbury Earthquake Portfolios Reallocated
Labour Leader David Shearer has named new spokespeople in two key Canterbury earthquake portfolios.
The minor reshuffle follows Lianne Dalziel’s decision to stand for the Christchurch mayoralty.
Clayton Cosgrove will take over responsibility for the Earthquake Commission, while Ruth Dyson becomes Canterbury Earthquake Recovery spokesperson. Click here to read more.
Habitat for Humanity Houses Family in Kaiapoi
Clayton Cosgrove recently attended the Habitat for Humanity Dedication of a new home for the Melville family in Kaiapoi.
The house was blessed and Habitat for Humanity handed the house keys over to the new owners. The Melvilles contributed to the renovation of the house along with a fantastic team of volunteers. Click here to read more.
MPs visit Rangiora Hospital
On Tuesday the 23rd of April, Local MP Clayton Cosgrove and Labour Health Spokesperson Annette King visited Rangiora Hospital to discuss local Health issues with staff. Click here to read more.
100,000 Affordable Homes – Kiwibuild
A first home has become unaffordable for too many New Zealanders. We used to have one of the highest home ownership rates in the world. But no more. The isn’t just an Auckland problem, Cantabrians are feeling the pain as well. Click here to read more.
Labour Will Ensure a Fair Deal For Subbies
Labour will ensure subcontractors are paid for the work they’ve done when construction companies collapse. As seen with Mainzeal, it’s the subcontractors that are hit the hardest when a construction company fails. Subcontractors are nearly always last in the creditor queue and often miss out on money they’re owed. Click here to read more.