Mon 14 Nov 2016


•A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck at 12.02am today close to Hanmer Springs in North Canterbury - with more than 100 aftershocks so far.

•Kaikoura and other towns have been essentially cut off, with the famous SH1 road and rail tunnels blocked by slips.

Mon 12 Sep 2016

Quake-prone, privately owned Heritage listed buildings in Christchurch will be able to apply for support for earthquake strengthening through the new Heritage Earthquake Upgrade Incentive Programme fund (EQUIP).


Fri 29 Jul 2016

2016 Ilam Youth Parliamentarian


This year Ilam was represented in the Youth Parliament by William Muir. William is in Year 13 at St Andrew’s College.

Mon 30 May 2016

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced that entries are open for the 50th annual New Zealand International Business Awards (NZIBA).


The awards celebrate the success of New Zealand businesses around the world and recognise professional excellence and innovative practice.


Mon 7 Mar 2016

My name is William Muir and I am a year 13 student at St. Andrews College.  I am fortunate to have the opportunity of representing Ilam MP Gerry Brownlee in the NZ Youth Parliament, which is run by the Ministry of Youth Development.