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Dean - Easter Trading conversation important for Waitaki

Waitaki MP and Small Business Minister Jacqui Dean says she is pleased that the Waitaki District Council is moving forward with a policy around Easter Sunday Trading. “It’s...


Wilding Pine control work boosted in Central

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said it was positive that another Central Otago area affected by wilding pines would be targeted as the Government reinforced its commitment to control the...


Dean congratulates rescue workers

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she wants to congratulate the hundreds of rescue workers and volunteers who battled over the weekend to assist  people around Otago affected by torrential rain and...


Jacqui Dean ready for the election

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says it's game on for this year's election. "Just after midnight on Saturday night - July 22, in the pouring rain, my staffers and I put...


Central Otago cycle trails attract more funding

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says it’s great that Central Otago’s cycle trails continue to attract Government funding for maintenance and upkeep. “The Government has just announced $528,000 in funding for...


More classrooms for Cromwell

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says new classroom space for primary students in the Cromwell area will be a significant boost for local families and primary education across the district. “The...


Tourism road safety improvements positive

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says it’s positive that work is on-going to improve the safety of Otago and Southland roads popular with tourists. “Popular and busy tourist routes around the...


Business growth in Cromwell exciting

Waitaki MP and Small Business Minister Jacqui Dean said it was exciting to see the development in businesses around Cromwell on the back of strong population and tourism growth.  On...


Dairy farmers working on water quality

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she congratulates the region’s dairy farmers on their efforts to farm sustainably, despite some tough seasons financially. “The recent release of a three-year progress report on the...


NASA balloon takes off from Wanaka

NASA carried out a super-pressure balloon launch from Wanaka Airport on Anzac Day. Click here to read the full article.