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Ian's Diary 12-18 September 2022

September 12, 2022 Share

12-18 September 2022

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Five Hundred Lambs Stolen from one Farmer

September 04, 2022 Share

A Canterbury farmer says she is “beyond gutted” at the theft of 500 lambs stolen from her property.

Maury Leyland posted on Twitter that rustlers had hit her North Canterbury farm.

She asked the public for information and said to steal such a number of sheep there must have been portable sheep yards, trucks and dogs involved.


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Ian McKelvie's Youth MP Speaks

August 05, 2022 Share

Youth MPs in their own words: A photo essay - From The House 5 August 2022

Parliament was recently taken over by the Youth Parliament, a triennial event where 120 Youth MPs stand-in for their older counterparts and hold select committee hearings, question (the actual) ministers, and debate in the chamber. 


Daisy Tumataroa -for Ian McKelvie 

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National MP McKelvie to stand down

July 28, 2022 Share

Feilding-Rangitkei Herald, Manawatu by Thomas Manch  28 July 2022

National MP for Rangitīkei Ian McKelvie has announced he will stand down at the 2023 election.

McKelvie announced his intention to resign on Tuesday morning, joining his colleague, Hamilton-based MP David Bennett, who also announced he would be resigning.

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McKelvie inspired with Ruapehu successes

July 27, 2022 Share

Ruapehu Bulletin, King Country Ohakune   27 July 2022

Local MP Ian McKelvie reflects on his recent visit to the Ruapehu District: I spent some time out and about in the lower North Island last week. As National's spokesperson for forestry it was great to visit Lismore Forest on SH4 near Upokongaro with Marcus Musson of Forest 360. The forest is currently being milled and the scale of it all plus the technology, skills and logistics required to get the job done are truly impressive.

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McKelvie on Health

July 22, 2022 Share

Ruapehu Bulletin, King Country Ohakune 22 June 2022

Local Member of Parliament Ian McKelvie writes about New Zealand 's health services: Meeting the healthcare needs of New Zealand's aging population is one of the significant challenges facing our healthcare system and as National's spokesperson for Seniors, it's one close to my heart.

The industry is currently in crisis compounded by an aging population, acute staff shortages and the significant impact of our closed borders.

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Ian McKelvie on Fire

July 20, 2022 Share

Ruapehu Bulletin, King Country Ohakune 20 July 2022

Ruapehu's Member of Parliament Ian McKelvie presents his views on the current state of fire and emergency services: The Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 combined urban and rural fire services into a single, integrated fire and emergency services organisation Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) with a mandate to perform a wide range of services for communities.

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BYO to the races Bill passes first reading

June 14, 2022 Share

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.

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Ian McKelvie hosts Luxon visit

May 31, 2022 Share

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.

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Luxon Checks Out Rural Heartland

May 19, 2022 Share

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.

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