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Remember the ANZACs

April 28, 2022 Share

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.

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103 - The Changing Face of ANZAC Day

April 24, 2022 Share

WHANGANUI CHRONICLE

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.

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Bess - a truly remarkable story

April 22, 2022 Share

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.

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Ian McKelvie takes aim at Cost of Living

April 06, 2022 Share

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".

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Petition Delivered on Horseback

March 11, 2022 Share

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.

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Ian McKelvie takes on new Speaker Role

March 02, 2022 Share

 

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.

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House News - October 2021

December 01, 2021 Share

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!

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Rangitikei Matters May 2020

December 01, 2021 Share

Rangitikei Matters - 01 May 2020

New Zealand’s response to our Covid-19 Lockdown has been great and the health results are a credit to everyone.  I hope now as we progress to the new normal that we do it quickly, effectively and in a manner which allows as many New Zealanders as possible to get their lives back in order.

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Rangitikei Matters 12 April 2020

April 28, 2020 Share

As we enter the third week of the Governments COVID–19 Lockdown we are in uncharted territory for most of us, only those who lived through the Second World War will recall anything like the social restrictions we are facing in our everyday lives today.

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ANZAC Message

April 28, 2020 Share

As I write this from the comparative isolation of Ohakea, the world feels like a very different place than it was four weeks ago when we entered Level 4 Lockdown. For a start we have seemingly avoided the worst of Covid-19 and our isolation has certainly played a great role in that, as has our ability to secure our border, which many countries do not have the ability to do. There is an advantage to being a small group of islands at the bottom of the world with a very effective moat!

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