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Dr Megan Woods

MP for Wigram

Spokesperson for Canterbury Issues
Spokesperson on Climate Change
Associate Spokesperson for Trade and Export Growth

Contact Dr Megan Woods

Growing up and living in the Wigram electorate ensures that Megan has the knowledge and experience to effectively represent the people of Wigram. She is committed to making sure everyone has opportunities and gets a fair go. Megan is also committed to making sure everyone hasaccess to quality, affordable housing, world-class education and skills training, and well-paid jobs.

Megan brings a blend of business, community and academic experience to her role as the MP for Wigram. With experience working as a business manager for a science organisation, Megan has hands-on experience of how government investment in science, research and technology can lead to economic growth creating high-skill, well-paid jobs.

Career Highlights:

  • Member of Parliament for Wigram 2011- present
  • PhD in New Zealand History from the University of Canterbury
  • Business Manager at Plant & Food Research
  • Community Board Member for Spreydon-Heathcote

Contact Dr Megan Woods

Wigram electorate office

Address: Shop 8, McCarthy Street Shops, Corner of McCarthy Street and Rowley Avenue, Hoon Hay
Phone: 03 338 6347
Email: megan.woods@wigram.org.nz

Parliamentary office

Phone: 04 817 6618
Email: megan.woods@parliament.govt.nz

Website

www.meganwoods.org.nz


Latest from Dr Megan Woods

Government needs to ensure fair deal on EQC assessments

November 29, 2016

Kiwis affected by earthquakes might not get a fair deal if the Government pushes ahead with secret plans to let private insurers take over the assessment of claims, says Labour’s Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods.

“Under questioning from Labour the Government has admitted that they’re in discussions to privatise a core function of EQC to decide how much a claim is worth, giving that function to the very businesses who have to pay out those claims.


EQC’s staff cuts show disregard for quake victims

November 28, 2016

The Earthquake Commission’s stubborn insistence on slashing its workforce and its operational funding by nearly half shows callous disregard for victims of the Kaikoura earthquake and the thousands of Cantabrians still waiting to resolve claims, says Labour’s Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods.

“There are still thousands of claims outstanding six years later from the Canterbury earthquakes for remedial work and an estimated 50,000 more to come in as a result of the massive Kaikoura earthquake,” says Dr Woods.


Out of excuses, Brownlee resorts to scare tactics

July 11, 2016

Gerry Brownlee’s ridiculous suggestion that Labour would nationalise Christchurch’s east frame shows National has resorted to scare tactics to hide its failure to build desperately needed affordable houses in our city, Labour's Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods says.

“Plans put in place by the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister have not yet delivered a single house or even the beginnings of site-works. The east frame should be well underway but instead they are waiting until there have been enough pre-sales to begin.


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