Waitaki news

Thu 23 Apr 2015
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Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean will next week represent New Zealand at the third Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships Forum in Suva, Fiji.

Tue 21 Apr 2015
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Mrs Dean is pleased her  Parliamentary colleagues are to take another look at the vexed issue of Easter Trading.
Opponents to changes claim the desires of a few wanting to shop over Easter are overriding the wishes and freedoms of those who don't want to work or shop during these holidays.

Mon 20 Apr 2015
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Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said she wanted to see the Lagarosiphon problem at Lake Dunstan brought under control as soon as possible, with another round of control work set to begin shortly.

Sun 19 Apr 2015
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I'm pleased two jewelled geckos unlawfully taken and smuggled to Germany from New Zealand 18 months ago have been returned home.

Thu 16 Apr 2015
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Councils, developers, builders, farmers and private individuals are all seeking changes to a raft of Government requirements, directives and costs as well as calling for a return to more local discretion. Others are asking the Rules Reduction Taskforce to try to rid the country of its 'nanny state' culture.

Sun 5 Apr 2015
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Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said a reform of the Easter Trading laws was long overdue and retailers shouldn’t be penalised for opening.

“It’s time for a change in the law and to penalise business operators for opening at this time would be punitive.”

Thu 2 Apr 2015
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With Easter fast approaching, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said the country was long overdue for a reform of the Shop Trading Hours Act

Championing the cause since 2008, Mrs Dean said Easter Trading had become a regional development issue, with businesses from Kaitaia and Kerikeri, to Blenhiem, Wanaka and Cromwell, affected by it.

Thu 2 Apr 2015
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Annual crime rates throughout the Waitaki Police Districts have fallen according to Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean.

“Nationally, the crime rate is down 4.2 per cent per head of population. This is the fifth successive year crime has fallen and means recorded crime has dropped by more than 100,000 offences compared to 2009.

Wed 1 Apr 2015
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Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said she congratulated the staff, teachers and pupils past and present of both Alexandra Primary School and Alexandra Districts High School, as they embarked on jubilee celebrations this Easter weekend.

“This is a momentous occasion for the community as it mark 150 years of education at the two schools.

Wed 1 Apr 2015
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Almost every Kiwi will be better off thanks to government policies which come into force today, April 1, says Jacqui Dean, MP for Waitaki.