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Minister admits “gaps” in Wanaka Maternity care

The Minister of Health has admitted that there’s a gap in maternity facilities in Wanaka but seems to think that his Maternal and Child hub will solve it, Waitaki MP...


Wanaka’s new maternity package still falls short

The Southern District Health Board’s latest maternity services package for Wanaka still falls well short of the mark, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. “If this package is about equity of...


Health Committee must consider Wanaka concerns

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean is calling on the Government’s Health Select Committee to put the interests of Wanaka mothers and babies to the forefront of its recommendations to the Health...


Third speech on three waters and still no substance

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta needs to give certainty to the sector, instead of giving high-level keynote speeches that say nothing, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “Today was...


Out and about talking to small business

Waitaki MP and National’s Small Business spokesperson Jacqui Dean is coming to Central Otago to talk to small business owners and hear their concerns. (October 1)“We recently launched our ‘Have...


Calls for PM to address Wanaka maternity concerns

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean is calling on the Prime Minister to urgently address serious safety concerns around inadequate maternity service provision in the Upper Clutha, in the wake of an...


West Coast reform a positive move

The Local Government Commission’s decision to allow the West Coast to retain its four councils but work under one district plan makes sense and will save ratepayers money, National’s Local...


Thousands of small businesses have their say

Some 2000 people have already submitted on National’s ‘Have your say’ campaign for small businesses, showing the real concern of small business owners and their willingness to be heard, National’s...


Win for Wanaka around bus issue

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she’s relieved that Wanaka Primary School students no longer have to stand on buses. “When it comes to children’s safety there can be no compromise...


Wanaka maternity fight steps up

The fight for improved maternity services in Wanaka has just stepped up, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. “I have just written letters to both Health Minister David Clark and the...