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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...


Residential tenancy reforms will cost Central Otago

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she’s concerned that Central Otago tenants and landlords will lose out in the wake of proposed Government reforms of the Residential Tenancy Act. “There are...


Freedom camping reviews too late for Central Otago

More Government reviews will be cold comfort to Central Otago communities set to face another summer of freedom camping chaos, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. “I’m hugely disappointed that Tourism Minister...


Warrantless farm searches a concern

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says new wide-ranging search powers introduced by the Government under urgency will concern South Canterbury farmers.


Health Minister fails to understand Central Otago health issues

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she’s disappointed at Health Minister David Clark’s lack of action around Central Otago health concerns and believes that he fails to understand the issues. “I...


Search for Waitaki youth MP begins

Waitaki MP Jacqui is on the lookout for a youth MP to get involved in the New Zealand Youth...


Minister must support Wanaka students

Minister must support Wanaka studentsIt’s time for the Education Minister Chris Hipkins to take the transport needs of Wanaka school students seriously and provide the on-going capacity that’s required, Waitaki...


Govt risking Wanaka mothers and their babies

Wanaka women and their families have been let down by this Government, with its decision not to establish a birthing unit in the town, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. “Wanaka...


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...


Time for Government to act on freedom camping

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