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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...


Geraldine High School rezone good start

The Ministry of Education’s move to enlarge the proposed enrolment zone boundary for Geraldine High School is a positive step forward, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says.


August Newsletter - From the Dean's Office

From the Dean’s Office – August Talking to local people allows me to understand community needs. This month I’ve enjoyed hearing from constituents, with five great coffee catch-ups in places...


Health Minister deserts Central Otago and Wanaka mothers

The Health Minister has distanced himself from the maternity crisis affecting Central Otago and Wanaka, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. “Pre-election David Clark promised families that he would improve maternity...


July Newsletter - From the Dean's Office

Welcome to my July Newsletter! It’s been quite a month! I’ve been travelling the country with my Red Tape Roadshow, while continuing to fight the battle for better...


Praise for Oamaru township revitalisation movement

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has welcomed a much-needed discussion this week around the revitalisation of Oamaru’s town centre. A large crowd gathered at Oamaru’s Opera House last night for a discussion...


Alexandra maternity hospital closures jeopardise mothers’ safety

Central Otago mothers could be left with nowhere to birth in the wake of a staffing and funding crisis at Charlotte Jean maternity hospital, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. “I’m extremely...


Oamaru police efforts praised

There are no room for drugs in Oamaru, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says, and she’s commending local police for cleaning up the town with their recent arrests. “Police have arrested...


Road user charges hit Waitaki transport businesses

“The Government are shooting us in the foot” – that's the call from North Otago transport companies speaking with Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean. “I have been in contact...