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Freshwater meetings with National’s Agriculture spokesperson this week

14 October 2019 Hearing farmers' concerns around the Government’s proposed Freshwater policy changes will be the focus of meetings in the district this week, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. "I'll be...


Newsletter - September 2019

It’s been quite a month. Farmers have been under the hammer in recent weeks, new freshwater proposals are set to costs communities, small business confidence continues to tank and all...


Government water policy will see rates soar across the Waitaki

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says urban New Zealand must realise they too are in the gun with the Governments Essential Freshwater Discussion Documents. “There has been much discussion about the...


Farmers the target of Government bullying

We should be so proud of what we do, New Zealand, we not only feed our nation, but the world.  We are the most emissions-efficient producers of dairy across the...


Farmers the target of on-going Government bullying

We should be so proud of what we do, New Zealand, we not only feed our nation, but the world.  We are the most emissions-efficient producers of dairy across the...


Minister's freshwater submission extension inadequate

The Environment Minister’s two week extension for submissions to his freshwater plan is lame and will do nothing to assist farmers struggling to meet the deadline, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean...


Gov't must extend freshwater consultation period for farmers now

  Gov't must extend freshwater consultation period for farmers now   Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean is calling for the Government to extend the consultation period for its proposed freshwater plans...


ECan water changes could be a waste of time

A farcical and unrealistic approach to freshwater management could see ECan’s Plan Change 7 being superseded by government proposals, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. “ECan has put a lot of...


Governments Fresh-water announcement another blow for Waitaki farmers

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says the proposals in the Government’s Fresh water discussion document are short sighted and will create more uncertainty for famers throughout the region"While the National party...


Govt’s Freshwater plans could cripple Otago farmers

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she’s gravely concerned at the impact tough new freshwater regulations, announced today, will...