Ainslie Newell June 14, 2022
BYO to the races Bill passes first reading
09 June 2022
A Bill to protect part of the Kiwi tradition of a BYO during a day at the races passed its first reading in Parliament on Wednesday evening, National’s Racing spokesperson Ian McKelvie says.
“The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Exemption for Race Meetings) Amendment Bill aims to remove one of the barriers contributing to a decline in race meeting attendance.
Ian Mckelvie May 31, 2022
Ian McKelvie hosts Luxon visit
Ruapehu Bulletin, King Country Ohakune 25 May 2022
Local MP Ian McKelvie shares his report on the recent visit by his Party leader: I enjoyed hosting National Party leader Christopher Luxon in the Rangitikei recently. We had organised a busy itinerary and managed to pack a fair bit in visiting Feilding, Rongotea and Palmerston North.
Ian Mckelvie May 19, 2022
Luxon checks out rural heartland
Feilding-Rangitikei Herald, Manawatu by Conor Knell 19 May 2022
He was delivered to Parliament by the residents of Botany's sprawling leafy suburbs, but National Party leader Christopher Luxon has stopped by Manawatu to get familiar with the National Party's bread and butter farmers.
At the Feilding Sale Yards on Friday, the leader of the Opposition mingled among the crowd.
Ian Mckelvie April 28, 2022
Remember the ANZACS
Ruapehu Bulletin, King Country Ohakune
Local Member of Parliament Ian McKelvie urges readers to remember the ANZACs next Monday.
ANZAC day is a day we New Zealanders must never forget. On this day we commemorate the landing of New Zealand and Australian troops on the Gallipoli Peninsula on 25 April 1915, during the First World War. 107 years ago our country's sacrifice was so great and the ANZAC contribution so valiant our soldiers earned the respect of their allies and adversaries. The cove at which the ANZACs came ashore now bears their name.
Ainslie Newell April 24, 2022
Ian McKelvie: 103 years - the changing face of Anzac Day
24 Apr, 2018 10:30 PM
When I was a boy, Anzac Day was a very solemn occasion.
No shops were open and no sport was played.
I can remember watching a large, but dwindling contingent of World War I veterans and then a huge group of World War II men, all of whom marched proudly in the parades of the 1960s and 1970s.
Ian Mckelvie April 22, 2022
A Truly Remarkable Story
This here is the monument to Bess – up near Flock House. Bess was one of more than 10,000 horses New Zealand sent overseas during the First World War. Yet, only one of four that made it back home.
Ian Mckelvie April 06, 2022
Ian McKelvie takes aim at Cost of Living
Ruapehu Bulletin, King Country Ohakune 06 April 2022
Ian McKelvie, MP for Rangitikei, which includes Ruapehu, takes a shot at cost of living and the current Government: Jacinda Ardern famously said in 2013, "Unemployment, housing and cost of living add up to people losing faith in government".
Ian Mckelvie March 11, 2022
Petition Delivered on Horseback
Otaki Mail, Otaki
Shelly Warwick, Otaki Community board member and co-chair of New Zealand Equestrian Advocacy network (NZEAN) recently joined NZEAN members on the streets of Fielding to deliver on horseback a petition to Parliament.
Ian Mckelvie March 02, 2022
Ian McKelvie takes on new Speaker role
Ruapehu Bulletin, King Country Ohakune 23 March 2022
Ian McKelvie, local MP for Rangitikei and Ruapehu, talks about his new role at Parliament: The impact of Covid-19 on the Parliamentary process has provided an opportunity for a new temporary role for me.
The House is still sitting, though some MPs are now participating remotely to cut down infection risk. This meant there was a risk Parliament could potentially be short of people to fill the Speaker's chair. Long story short, I was privileged to be appointed as an assistant speaker.
Ian Mckelvie December 01, 2021
Electorate Newsletter from the “House” – 20 October 2021
Well we do live in unusual times and the activities in Parliament certainly reflect that as the Speaker insists on keeping us (MPs) and staff of Parliament in a type of Level 3.5 which only he could possibly explain the reasons for – but they will certainly be all about protecting his beloved Labour Party!