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.
Anzac Day 2013
On Wednesday the 24th of April, Clayton Cosgrove attended a Pre Anzac Day Service at the Ohoka Hall. This is the 4th year this commemoration has been held. 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.
Special Olympian Takes on World Stage
On Sunday 21st of April, Clayton Cosgrove MP congratulated local Special Olympians at the North Canterbury Special Olympics Annual General Meeting over the weekend. The organisation also reappointed Mr. Cosgrove as their patron, a position he has held for many years now. Click here to read more.
Waimakariri Youth MP Selected
Local Member of Parliament Clayton Cosgrove is pleased to announce former Kaiapoi High School student Brad Grootelaar has been selected to be a Waimakariri Youth MP. 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.
Youth MP for Waimakariri
Clayton Cosgrove is on the lookout for any would-be politicians to represent Waimakariri as a Youth MP for 2013. Being chosen as a Youth MP provides a unique chance to represent the Canterbury region’s youth in our nation’s Parliament over the period 16 to 17 July 2013.
Each MP runs their own process to select their representative in the Youth Parliament. As part of the process for Clayton Cosgrove those interested in being a Youth MP candidate are asked to submit a 500 word essay on the topic ““The future of Canterbury: where will we be in 2023?”, by Friday 22 March 2013. Essays can be sent via email to email@example.com or by post to Clayton’s office at Unit 2, 122 Williams Street, Kaiapoi 7630.
A shortlist of candidates will be selected to be interviewed by a community panel before a final candidate is selected to attend the Youth Parliament in Wellington.
If you have any further questions you should contact Clayton Cosgrove’s office on Tel: (03) 327 7737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are to include with their application:
- Full name
- Date of Birth
- Home Address
- Contact Phone Number
- Head and Shoulders photograph
- A 500 word essay.
Keep Our Assets petition presented to Parliament, Tuesday 12th March 2013
Local MP and Labour’s spokesperson for State Owned Enterprises, Clayton Cosgrove, today thanked Cantabrians for their support for the community campaign to ‘Keep Our Assets’. The petition was presented to Parliament today with over 390,000 signatures and will force a nationwide referendum on the issue.
“The tens of thousands of signatures we have received from communities throughout Waimakariri and the wider Canterbury region shows how vigorously people oppose the sale of their assets” Mr Cosgrove said.
“History tells us that if these assets are sold they will end up in the hands of foreign and corporate investors. The fact that the Government is looking to list Mighty River on the Australian Stock Exchange shows that it’s more concerned about the price it will get than keeping the assets in New Zealand hands” Mr Cosgrove said.
“John Key must listen to the more than 80% of New Zealander’s who have consistently said that they don’t want their assets sold. He cannot ignore this petition”
2nd Anniversary of February 22 Christchurch Earthquakes, Wed 27th Feb 2013
On Friday, Clayton Cosgrove stood with David Shearer and colleagues, along with more than 500 people at Latimer Square to commemorate the second anniversary and memorial of the 22 February Christchurch earthquakes. Click here to read more.
Petition to oppose axing of midwife service
A petition opposing the sudden axing of Rangiora’s community-based midwife service has been launched by the Member of Parliament for Waimakariri Clayton Cosgrove.
Mr Cosgrove launched the petition on Friday in conjunction with the Friends of Rangiora Hospital Group and community spokesperson for the reinstatement of after-hours doctors services Paula Thackwell after it was revealed Rangiora Hospital’s community-based midwife service was being axed from January 2012 onwards.
The petition requests that the “House of Representatives call on the Government to urgently reverse the decision of the Canterbury District Health Board to disband Rangiora Hospital’s community based midwife service.”
Mr Cosgrove says the axing of Rangiora’s midwifery service, with no community consultation, would be another massive blow to health services in North Canterbury following the removal of Rangiora’s after-hours doctors’ service last year.
“Urgent action must be taken from the Government to reverse this decision,” Mr Cosgrove said.
To read more click here
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