Be kind to yourself

by Amy Adams

It is now that hectic part of the year when we struggle to complete everything on our to-do lists before Christmas, juggling work commitments with end of year functions, Christmas shopping and holiday preparations.

I know the pressures of this time of year can be overwhelming so be kind to yourself and the ones you love and take care if you are travelling on our roads with busy holiday traffic.

I appreciate your continued support this year to return to Parliament as your local MP. I am more determined than ever to keep standing up for the things that matter to our communities and make sure your voices are heard. It has been another busy year in our region. Some of the highlights of 2017 for me were performing the role of Chieftain at this year’s Hororata Highland Games in November and getting to shave Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton’s hair off as part of Darfield High School’s ‘Shave for a Cure’ fundraiser back in April.

Other events that I enjoyed attending in Selwyn during the year were the local A&P Shows and October celebrations to mark Darfield Hospital’s 90th anniversary.

It was also exciting to attend the openings of Rolleston College and Lemonwood Grove School at the beginning of the year.

It is fantastic to have these excellent new facilities to cater for our growing population of families in Selwyn.

During 2017 I have met with constituents from all over Selwyn and listened to their concerns on a wide range of issues. If you have a problem or a query that you think I may be able to assist with please contact my office in Templeton for advice.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.