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Time for Government to act on freedom camping

It is time for the Government to stop yakking and setting up working groups, and take...


Freedom camping problems at Hawea

The desperate actions of the Lake Hawea community in blocking off a popular recreation area to freedom campers, is yet another example of the need for immediate Government intervention around...


Dean welcomes role in reshuffle

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she will relish her responsibilities as Opposition spokesperson for Small Business and Local Government. National Party Leader Simon Bridges today announced his first caucus reshuffle....


Health Funding Concerns

Labour’s health funding promises appear to be unravelling, with a number of their commitments already being called into question. Last month the New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders was stunned...


Support offered for Wanaka mothers

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she will support Wanaka mothers as they petition parliament for improved midwife services in the area. “There’re growing concerns amongst Upper Clutha families at the...


Time to pay more attention to youth tourism

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says with construction underway on Tekapo’s new youth hostel, the time is right to put a focus on youth tourism.  Travellers aged 18-24 account for around...


Health Funding

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she believes Health Minister David Clark is backing away from his commitment to fund health services in regions like Central Otago. “In the lead-up to...


Dunedin Hospital Review

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean is concerned the voice of regional communities across Otago will not be heard in the lead-up to the Dunedin Hospital rebuild. “While an advisory group has...


Health funding for Central Otago

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said she hopes Health Minister David Clarke doesn’t leave the people of Central Otago waiting too long on a decision on future funding for health services...


Tourism Roadshow in Central Otago

Waitaki MP and Opposition Tourism Spokesperson Jacqui Dean said she encouraged Central Otago tourism operators to take advantage of tomorrow's Tourism New Zealand Roadshow in Queenstown.   “This is a great opportunity for...