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Government interference in Otago water management

A Government investigation into the Otago Regional Council around freshwater management has potential to end up with Central Government hijacking the process, says National Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean. “The...


Jacqui Dean calls on Health Minister must address lack of Central Otago maternity telemedicine facilities

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean is calling on the Government to urgently improve telemedicine facilities for Central Otago mothers, after the Southern District Health Board admitted more clinics were needed. “Last...


May Newsletter - From the Dean's Office

From the Dean's Office One of the pleasures of my job is getting out and about around the electorate and this month is no exception. It’s a great way for...


More funding needed to address Central Otago rural health

The Government’s recent $1 million grant for the Maniototo Hospital rebuild has exposed the yawning gap in rural health service funding in other parts of Central Otago, Waitaki MP Jacqui...


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...