Dr Megan Woods

MP for Wigram

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

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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

Parliamentary office

Phone: 04 817 6618


Latest from Dr Megan 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.

$106 million underspent on Canterbury

April 08, 2016

Anchor projects in the rebuild of Christchurch will be delayed because the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has underspent it’s budget by $106 million, says Labour’s Canterbury Issues spokesperson Megan Woods. 

Treasury documents (Page 4) published today have revealed this underspend is due to delays in the land acquisition programme. Treasury says this means anchor projects will be delayed until the end of the financial year.

Labour backs Regenerate Bill after Govt shift

March 16, 2016

The Government’s shift in position to support a locally led Canterbury recovery is welcome, says Labour’s Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods. 

“We pulled our support for the Bill as it was reported back from Select Committee for the simple reason that it was a continuation of the top-down approach to the recovery that has delayed progress in Christchurch for years.

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