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Govt KiwiBuild buy-back in Wanaka shameful

It’s shameful that taxpayers will have to foot the bill for Wanaka’s dismal KiwiBuild scheme, with the Government now buying five of the houses that failed to sell, Waitaki MP...


March Newsletter - From the Dean's Office

From the Dean's Office It’s normal for me to write my monthly newsletter around this time, but considering recent tragic events it just doesn’t feel right to do so. This...


Oamaru Hospital restructure could see services improve

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she’s impressed with the proposed changes to Oamaru Hospital.  “I realise the proposed staffing restructure has caused some anxiety throughout the community, and I acknowledge...


CGT will discourage business growth across Otago

The Government’s proposed Capital Gains tax will put the brakes on Otago small business owners thinking about growing their businesses, Waitaki...


Positive that Central Otago After Hours reinstated

National MP for Waitaki Jacqui Dean has welcomed news that Central Otago After Hours GP Service has reinstated its urgent overnight service, but says that it’s no less than what...


Ministry needs to get Wanaka students to school

The Ministry of Education needs to get Wanaka students to school by sorting bus transport issues immediately, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. “A lack of school bus transport in the Upper...


Air New Zealand price slash perfect for Mackenzie District

Price cuts on Air New Zealand flights to and from Timaru will make the Mackenzie District more attractive to domestic travellers, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. “I’ve long talked about...


Strong enrolments at regional polytechnics send clear message to Government

Strong 2019 enrolments at Otago and Southland polytechnics send a clear message to the Government that its mega-merger proposal is not needed in the South, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says....


Community health services under threat as debt escalates

Communities across the region need to know what’s happening with health services in their towns, as health board debt continues to spiral, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. “I think people...


Govt betrays High Country farmers

The Government has effectively betrayed farmers with its decision to rewrite the rules around management of the South Island High Country, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says.“It’s obvious Green Party Minister...